High water levels force closure of Snye Point

The RMWB is temporarily closing Snye Point Park.

The municipality says that rising water levels necessitate the closure of the park including the boat launch, docks, and pedestrian access.

The interpretive trail at MacDonald Island Park is also closed.

River levels are high in many areas of the province due to recent heavy rains.

Water-filled barriers and sandbags are installed in areas along the Hangingstone River and Saline Creek as a precautionary measure.

There are high water levels and increased flows affecting all rivers in the region.

A provincial high streamflow advisory is in place for the Athabasca River.

Some low-lying areas may be impacted, but provincial forecasters report that no significant flooding is expected in Fort McMurray.

Waterways throughout the RM are being actively monitored, and the municipality is advising all residents to stay clear of riverbanks during this time.

For the latest information on rivers across the province visit Rivers Alberta or download the Rivers Alberta App. For up to date information on local rivers visit rmwb.ca/rivers.

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