The view of the North Saskatchewan River in Prince Albert. Photo courtesy Facebook, City of Prince Albert, Rod A Young.
The Water Security Agency expects the North Saskatchewan River to rise by two metres between Wednesday and hit peak levels in the next few days.
For the Battlefords, that should happen on Sunday and in Prince Albert it’s expected overnight on Monday next week.
The WSA has issued an advisory related to a significant rainfall in the areas west of Edmonton on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Edmonton’s water level should peak on Wednesday.
The water will flow nearly five times faster than usual, the WSA said in its advisory.
The WSA says the timing of the water increase is abnormal, but not substantial. It isn’t expecting any flood damage.
In other river news, the City of Prince Albert is announcing an end to all water restrictions related to the late July Husky oil spill.
The city says it’s confident in the alternative water pipelines currently in place, and say there’s ample supply of water for rural and urban users.
This means people no longer need to worry about using alternating days to water their lawns, wash vehicles, or fill their pools.