It's the lesser known of Drumheller's two rivers, but the Rosebud River is the one drawing the attention of a lot of professionals this week.
While the Red Deer River is running well above average, it's still a metre below what it was Saturday evening. The Rosebud, on the other hand, is threatening the integrity of some of the 11 bridges on Highway 10X.
"There hasn't really been a whole lot of change: we're just waiting on Alberta Transportation to assess all the bridges and once that gets done, then we will probably make a plan," announced Mayor Heather Colberg.
"We've got ATCO (Electric) out there, we've got AltaGas, Alberta Transportation (and) the Fire Chief is assessing the river," she related. "Nothing has really changed overall, it's just about the safety of the people with the bridges; that's our biggest concern right now."
An estimated 75 people were evacuated from Wayne and properties along Highway 10X, but Colberg isn't sure when they will be allowed back home.
"Once we have the bridges assessed, that'll give a really good idea where we go," she told 99.5 Drum FM. "It looks like the flow is kind of holding its own."
Alberta Environment doesn't have a river level monitor on the Rosebud in the Drumheller Valley, but at the Hamlet of Rosebud, it's just over 4.3 metres, which is a slight decline from where it was last night.

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