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Monitoring for Snowmelt and Overland Flooding

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Release Date: April 27, 2022

The Rocky Mountain snowmelt occurs each year between April and June. In late May and early June, rainfall from large weather systems occurs in Alberta and may cause overland flooding. Rain and/or rapid snowmelt on impermeable frozen soil is the leading cause of severe flooding and erosion. For more information, see Alberta's snowmelt and its impact on Alberta rivers.

We remind licensees of their responsibility to take appropriate precautions to ensure public safety and environmental protection by minimizing the potential operational impacts because of these hazards.

All licensees must be aware of the potential for site and equipment damage from flooding and physically inspect and assess any sites and equipment that have been affected or may potentially be affected.

Licensees should have procedures in place to monitor for snowmelt and flood advisories and be prepared to take the necessary steps to protect their operations. 

Please refer to the following information sources:

For more information on this bulletin or questions, contact our Customer Contact Centre by phone at 403 297-8311 (1-855-297-8311 toll free) or by email at @email.