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Advisory - Alberta Emergency Alert: Continued Overland Flooding Updated
From: Lac Ste. Anne County
Issued: Apr 21, 2020 at 10:11 AM
- Alert: Apr 18, 2020 at 11:14 AM
- Update: Apr 18, 2020 at 02:48 PM
- Update: Apr 19, 2020 at 11:17 AM
- Update: Apr 21, 2020 at 10:11 AM
Area: Lac Ste. Anne County
Description: Lac Ste. Anne County is still experiencing significant widespread overland flooding in many areas. The Paddle River downstream from the Paddle River Dam remains high and waters continue to exceed the dyke system along the confluence. The Paddle River Reservoir has reached capacity due to snow melt into the head waters. Ice on the Pembina River is now breaking up and moving downstream.
Residents and the travelling public will continue to encounter high water levels in roadside ditches, and water encroaching or crossing on many area roadways, including highways as waters move through the system. Agricultural lands along the Paddle system will see additional overland flooding as melt waters continue to flow over the dykes.
Instruction: Be extremely cautious of areas known to flood easily such as rivers, streams and other low-lying areas. Fast moving waters are dangerous. Do not attempt to drive through water on roadways as it is unsafe to do so at any time and at any speed as doing so can be extremely dangerous. Information is available on the County website at www.LSAC.ca and the County's Facebook page.
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