LETHBRIDGE - UPDATE 9:45PM - The latest information from Alberta Environment indicates the flood surge is
moving slower than projected and will not reach Lethbridge until Friday
Evacuated Paradise Canyon residents are being allowed to return for the night
but will remain on standby for evacuation if required. However, the evacuation
order for County residents in the Oldman River Valley will remain in effect
through the night. Bridge Drive Campground will also remain closed.
When the peak does hit on Friday afternoon, it's still anticipated to be
similar to levels experienced in 2005 where there was extensive river valley
Berms have been built around the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and
those facilities should be protected.
City officials continue to urge residents to stay out of the river valley as the volumes of water will be very significant.
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4/16/2014 3:32:49 PM
Source: Tristan Tuckett - Country 95 News - Photo - The Oldman Dam Spillway open on Thursday afternoon