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Snye level briefly closes due to rising river ranges in Fort McMurray

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Excessive water ranges on native rivers has pressured the municipality to briefly shut Snye level. This contains the boat launch, docks, pedestrian entry and the interpretive path at MacDonald Island Park. The municipality is constantly monitoring all rivers within the area.

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The rising water ranges are due to heavy rainfall in latest weeks. The moist climate has been vital in combating wildfires within the area and Alberta Wildfire has dropped the wildfire menace to a average degree. However a lot rain has fallen that the municipality has put in water-filled obstacles and sandbags alongside the Hangingstone River and Saline Creek.

It is a precautionary measure. As of Friday afternoon, the Alberta authorities will not be anticipating important flooding to hit Fort McMurray. Nevertheless the Athabasca River is flowing 3 times quicker than regular, and is anticipated to be tough between the City of Athabasca and Fort McMurray. Persons are being requested to keep away from the river presently.

Extra info will be discovered by downloading the Alberta Rivers App or by visiting the municipality’s web site on river monitoring. Questions and issues will be directed in the direction of RMWB Pulse at 780-743-7000, toll-free at 1-800-973-9663 or on-line.

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