LETHBRIDGE: The rain has done its duty. The Lethbridge Fire Department lifted the Fire
Ban in the River Valley area Friday morning but, still advise caution with
Also Friday morning, Alberta Environment discontinued the High Streamflow
Advisory for the Oldman River and it's tributaries up-stream of Lethbridge, as
river levels began to fall.
The High Streamflow Advisory for several rivers around the south-west have
been continued, including the Highwood, Sheep, Elbow and Bow rivers, which are
either rising or peaking.
Isolated showers are possible in extreme southern portions of the province
over the next 24 hours.
Between 50 and 100-mm of precipitation fell along the eastern slopes of the
rockies since Wednesday morning. Unofficial totals as of Friday morning are
49-mm for Pincher Creek, 44-mm for Waterton, 64-mm at Stavely and 45-mm at
Major flooding is not expected but minor flooding is possible in low-lying
areas. Those who live close to affected rivers and streams need to be
cautious. Walking along river banks at this time is not advised as the banks
become unstable from the higher water flow and can give way.
Steamflows are being monitored and further advisories will be issued if the
situation changes. Residents can also check the Alberta Environment website: http://environment.alberta.ca/forecasting/advisories/130523a.pdf