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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Town of High Level monitoring water levels west, south of community



The Town of High Level continues to monitor drainage water levels in areas around the community.


Keith Straub, Director of Operations, provided an update to High Level Council during a special meeting on Wednesday, May 11 in the early afternoon. The video of that meeting is available on the Town’s Facebook page.


As of Wednesday afternoon, the Amber Heights drainage pond located near the intersection of Rainbow Blvd. and Highway 58 was nearing capacity and the Town has two Stormwater pumps operating to ensure the water continues to flow safely. The pond has been at capacity for the past two weeks due to melting runoff and rainwater from the west side of town.


Water has encroached on pavement in portions of Highway 35 south of High Level near the Aspen Ridge Campground. There are three culverts draining water to the east side of the highway; after being cleared by La Prairie on Wednesday morning they have been experiencing heavy flows of runoff.


In other areas, a small river that runs north of Town near the Public Works shop is experiencing high levels of water with a number of blockages causing issues. Additionally, monitoring at Footner Lake shows water levels to be higher than they have been in several years.


The Town will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.

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