June 20, 2014 8:20 am

UPDATE: High River deactivates Emergency Operations Centre

The Highwood River. Photo taken on June 18th, 2014.

Global News

HIGH RIVER, Ab – Officials in High River deactivated their Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) on Friday, saying the flow rate at the Highwood River is continuing to decline.

The EOC was initially activated on Thursday morning, amid concerns over flooding in low-lying areas.

On Friday at 1 a.m., officials issued a release stating that although a High Streamflow Advisory remains in place for the Highwood River, it’s flowing at approximately 213 cubic metres per second (cms) and is slowly decreasing.

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In addition, Environment Canada has ended their rainfall warning for the High River area, and officials don’t expect significant precipitation amounts in the next 24 hours.

A flood watch remains in effect for Wallaceville as a precaution until water levels recede further, and residents are asked to stay away from riverbanks.

Access to Wallaceville is limited to local residents only.

For updates, visit the Town’s twitter account at @TownofHighRiver, their Facebook page www.facebook.com/highriver.ca or the Town website at www.highriver.ca.

On Friday, officials will be hosting a Day of Commemoration to remember flooding in June of 2013.

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