River Breakup
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River Breakup


Six steps to River Breakup safety

Live River Camera

Image from River Breakup Camera

Watch the ice from a safe distance through the River Breakup Camera.

Evacuation Map

Evac Map Thumb 2018

River Updates

Athabasca Ice Observation Reports

Observation reports and maps from the Alberta ministry of Environment and Parks.

Are You Ready?

As with many communities in Canada, flooding can occur at any time in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, especially in populated areas adjacent to the Athabasca, Clearwater and Christina Rivers.

While floods cannot be predicted, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Emergency Management Branch works closely with Alberta Environment to mitigate the potential impact of a flood.

Officials monitor the Athabasca River upper basin, local river levels, precipitation and overall weather patterns, particularly during the spring months when the risk of flooding is greater. Numerous check points are placed on the Clearwater River to provide warning of an ice break.

Real time advisories and warnings providing information on high stream flows, floods and ice jams are available on the Alberta Environment website.

Important Information

All Winter Maintenance Zones are relaxed until further notice.