Town monitors rising river waters | DrumhellerMail
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Last updateFri, 19 Jul 2024 12am

Town monitors rising river waters

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The town of Drumheller has been monitoring areas of Drumheller which may be experiencing effects of rising waters.

The Rosebud River in the Wayne area and the Michichi Creek in North Drumheller are rising and could be a cause for concern.
The Alberta Government has not issued an advisory; however the Town of Drumheller is being proactive with advance communication and advising all residents to be aware of the run off.
Due to the warm weather, the break up of rivers and creeks and the heavy snow fall on the plains has increased runoff and added to the existing stream flows, increasing the possibility that some streams in these areas may experience high water levels.
No major river related flooding is expected, though local flooding of low lying areas is possible.

Pictured in the first photo is the base of the Drumheller Airport Road hill at Highway 9, second is a bridge in Wayne with water nearly reaching the road, next is Michichi Creek near Fountain Tire, and then a home at the base of the Verdant Valley Road.

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