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Rocky View County touts flood preparation plan as heavy rains continue

"Water levels across southern and central Alberta are expected to increase. The amount of forecasted rain has the potential to raise flow rates, but it is not anticipated to cause any riverbank flooding within the county."
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Heavy rainfall is forecasted to continue throughout south-central Alberta today.

Editor's note: the below is a "Safe and Sound" message issued by Rocky View County.

"Environment Canada and the Alberta River Forecast Center have issued a Flood Watch for both the Bow River and Elbow River. Water levels across southern and central Alberta are expected to increase. The amount of forecasted rain has the potential to raise flow rates, but it is not anticipated to cause any riverbank flooding within the county. Residents are reminded to exercise extreme caution around any water body and be aware of areas known to easily flood, such as streams and drainage channels. Avoid rivers if possible and continue to respect any signage and barricades. The river flow peak is expected to occur during the evening of Tuesday, June 14. The County Emergency Management team will remain engaged with Environment Canada, the River Forecasting Centre, and the Provincial Operation Centre until water levels decline and the Flood Watch status is removed. Rocky View County has completed a flood preparation plan and is ready. The flood barrier structures for the hamlet of Bragg Creek are fully operational. If the Flood Watch status is upgraded to a Flood Warning, timely and accurate information will be shared through Safe & Sound, on the County website and social media accounts." For more information, visit: