UPDATE: 11:11 AM | April 22, 2018
The Town of Drumheller has released the following statement:
Here is an update on the high river levels in the Drumheller Valley.
"The river level has dropped overnight, and is flowing largely free of the ice observed yesterday." Outlined Barb Miller Acting CAO. "Levels continue to be monitored at a heightened rate by numerous people including the fire chief and Protective Services team for as long as it is deemed necessary."
Town staff monitored the situation throughout the night and crews are now out assessing any damage that may have been a result of yesterday's river flow.
The Rosebud River is running high and the level has increased since yesterday. It is flowing free into the Red Deer at this time but we continue to monitor it as well.
"Please remember to stay away from low lying areas and to call the Town Emergency line at 403-820-2156 to report any concerns." added Greg Peters Director of Protective Services.
UPDATE: 9:21 AM | April 22, 2018
Water levels at the Gordon Taylor Bridge have dropped approximately one metre overnight.
Due to run-off, Rosebud Creek water levels have increased 3-4 inches.
The Town is monitoring the situation and asks that people stay out of low-lying areas. Anyone with concerns is invited to call the Town's emergency line at 403-820-2156..
The rivers around the Drumheller Valley seem to be high.
Town officials say there is no need to be concerned at the moment -- they are monitoring the situation.
There are, in fact, high river levels on the Red Deer River within the Drumheller Valley.
Fire Chief Bruce Wade has confirmed that there is no immediate concerns for flooding.
"The river has come up from the ice flow. Any of the ice is from up stream from the dam to here," Wade continued. "We don't have any ice jams or anything like that. Stay out of low lying areas."
"The river has not changed any from about an hour-hour and a half ago. (Reported at 9:45pm) As far as elevation, there is no flooding over Highway 10X. We are still monitoring it. River forecasting is not letting anything out of the dam and have no plans to," said the Fire Chief.
If you have any concerns. contact the Town of Drumheller emergency line at 403 823-2512.