You can now check the Highwood River levels and snow melts.

The Town's Manager of Emergency Management and Protective Services Peter Genereux, says something new they're offering this year is links on the Town's website to all the real time river and snow forecasting data the Town receives.

"One of the links is River's Alberta and it's a fairly interactive web page that will give you real time information on what's happening in the rivers, on water levels and snow melts and how things are progressing."

“We will begin sharing information about current risk levels, weekly precipitation, river flows rates and the snow pack,” adds Genereux. “We'd like to empower residents with resources so that they can feel comfortable reviewing conditions that are reported on external websites.”

Some of these resources include:

Alberta River Basins – Alberta Environment & Parks

Alberta Agriculture & Forestry

Environment Canada’s Weather Forecast – High River

Genereux says says they'll also have one that is much simpler to interpret, called "High River Ready."

"Although these websites have a lot of information to help folks, it's pretty specific and pretty dense. So, we'll put that more into a format that's easier to understand and it'll give you better and faster updates."

There's also links to what you need to do to be ready in case things go sideways this flood season, in particular, the Town's "Household Emergency Guide."

The month of May is Emergency Preparedness Month in High River.

And there will be a test of the Town's Emergency Notification System on Wednesday, May 2 at noon.


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