Advisories and Updates

Rainfall can cause water levels in rivers and streams to rise rapidly. Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) monitors river levels and conditions that can impact those levels.

When conditions indicate cause for concern, ESRD will issue advisories, watches and warnings.

Advisories & Warnings - forecasts and advisories for high streamflows, flooding and ice jams currently in effect

Emergency Alerts - urgent information about floods and other emergency situations on the Alberta Emergency Alert website.

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Forecaster’s Comments - latest information about Alberta rivers and streams

Recent Notices - information about ongoing or recent incidents in Alberta

River Basins - Maps and Data

ESRD works closely with municipalities to ensure they have as much information as possible about changing water levels that could impact Alberta’s communities.

Alberta municipalities are the first point of contact if you have questions or comments about emergency response plans.

For travel advisories and road closures due to flooding, visit the Alberta Motor Association website at:

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Updated: Apr 24, 2014

In the News


Government of Alberta river engineers provide an overview of the conditions that result in flooding and how government monitors the risk of flooding in provincial rivers and streams.