River forecasters with the province are warning of high stream flows on water ways in the Whitecourt, Edson and Barrhead areas.
With heavy moisture moving through the region late Thursday and Friday, water levels within the Athabasca River Basin (McLeod, Berland and Wildhay rivers) could rise by as much as one to two metres.
Currently, the Athabasca River at Windfall is approaching a flow rate of 1800 cubic metres per second. The average for this time of year is just below 700 cubic metres.
Officials say that water levels have not yet peaked and they are closely monitoring the situation.