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Alberta floodwater heading to The Pas

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Excavators work on the Cougar Creek bed two days after it tore through Canmore, Alta., Saturday, June 22, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

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Excavators work on the Cougar Creek bed two days after it tore through Canmore, Alta., Saturday, June 22, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

FLOODWATERS moving east from Alberta and Saskatchewan are expected to cause high water levels in the Saskatchewan River in The Pas region, the province warned late Friday.

The Department of Infrastructure and Transportation's Hydrologic Forecast Centre said in a news release that water levels in The Pas area are forecast to approach 2011 levels.

"The South Saskatchewan River flows through Alberta and Saskatchewan and is receiving floodwater from tributaries in southern Alberta," the release said.

"These waters move east and eventually flow into Manitoba via the Saskatchewan River through the expansive Cumberland Marsh, which straddles the Saskatchewan-Manitoba border, and then to The Pas and finally into Lake Winnipeg."

The province is working with the Opaskwayak Cree Nation and The Pas as it monitors the situation.

The flood crest is expected to reach The Pas in 10 to 14 days, the release said, noting the Ralls Island dike will be able to handle the projected water levels.

 

-- staff

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 23, 2013 A6

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