Weather and river forecasts for High River indicate that the risk of flooding is low. The Alberta River Forecasters report that the Highwood River peaked at 107.7 cubic meters/sec at midnight (Friday morning); traditionally High River does not experience flooding until it reaches 200 cm/sec. Although another 40 mm of rain is predicted to fall in the next 24 hours, the river is only expected to peak at 130 - 140 cm/sec. Should anything change, the Town will post updates as they are available.
The Town has created a dedicated resources page where we will be posting regular updates on the snow pack for our river basin, as well as river water levels. Click here to link to the information page.
The Town is reminding residents and visitors that open fires are not permitted in any forested areas within town limits that do not have approved fire pits as per By-law 3926-98. This specifically refers to the forested area that runs north and east of the Beachwood subdivision, known as the Mercer property. It also includes the area along the south edge of the Highwood River on the north end of 7, 8 and 9 streets SW across from the Highwood Golf Course, which is known as the Mercer and Hughes properties.
For more information, please contact the fire department at 403. 652.3774
The Mayor and Council are proud to participate in the Grate Groan-Up Spelling Bee in support of the Literacy for Life Foundation. If you would like to help us raise money for this worthy cause, please click here. Your donation is much appreciated.