Water Levels Stay Steady Overnight; More Rain Coming


June 12, 2017 at 6:31 am - Home, Local News
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The high stream flow advisories remain in place for much of the province as Monday rolls in.

A magnitude of rain fell over the past few days, which have sent water levels skyrocketing. More rain is in the forecast for overnight tonight.

The Athabasca River at Windfall topped out early Monday at about 1650 cubic metres per second. The average for this time of year is 700 cubic metres.  The good news is that the levels are on their way down.  They were measuring at 1430 m3/s just before 11:00 am.

The McLeod River near Whitecourt is slightly above 400 cubic metres per second, well above its average of about 140. The McLeod River at Rosevear is similar.

The Berland River near the Mouth has fallen to just below 500 cubic metres in the past day. Its average is closer to 110 m3/s.

The access road to the boat launch in Whitecourt was also closed.



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