The province has issued an advisory after the Bow River west of Calgary rose half a metre in a week.

Alberta Environment and Parks put out the warning just after 4 p.m. on Wednesday. The ministry says snowmelt in the mountains increased the water level of the Pipestone River near Lake Louise by 0.3 metres and the Bow River near the mountain parks by 0.5 metres over the last seven days.

There has been some flooding in low-lying areas and the Town of Canmore has closed the pathway under the Bow River bridge, saying there may be additional closures.

The province said cooler temperatures over the next two days should to slow the mountain snowmelt, but water levels could continue to rise with 10-30 mm of rain forecast through Friday.

“There are no significant flooding concerns at the time,” teh advisory reads. “However, the situation will continue to be monitored and additional advisories will be issued as required.”

For updates on Alberta’s river advisories visit rivers.alberta.ca.

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Source:: Calgary Herald

      

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