June 17, 2014 8:38 pm

Rivers continue to rise around southern Alberta, as officials keep watch

CALGARY- Calgarians are being warned to keep an eye on the rising river, with the city suggesting some low-lying areas could see minor flooding.

The province expects water levels to continue to rise over the next couple of days, while the streamflow along the Elbow River hit 30 cubic metres per second above the Glenmore Reservoir. That number is considered seasonal, and to put it in perspective levels were between 700 and 1,200 CMS during the 2013 flood.

Officials are currently keeping a closer eye on the flooding situation around Lethbridge.

“That assumes one, that the rainfall manifests exactly as forecast ,” says Evan Friesenhan from Alberta Environment. “Right now we consider that to be the worst case, and for context again that’s very similar to last year.”

The province continues to keep a close watch on the unpredictable weather system, throughout Alberta.

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