City of Edmonton, AB, issued flood warnings for the North Saskatchewan River, which is expected to crest Sunday afternoon. Warnings on the use of the river due to fast flowing waters were also issued. The river is already 20 metres wider than normal.
As Calgary and Southern Alberta await the water to recede Northern Alberta residents were put on alert as the North Saskatchewan river starts to expand beyond it's banks. At 10:41 this mornig water levels were just over 2 inches from the 1972 flood stage level.
With the river already 20 metres wider than is normal and paths and trails closed next to the river. Some residents in low lying areas are on alert. A dog park located in north Edmonton (Hermitage) beside the the river is under water and residents in Riverside are on alert for flooding, with the area around the Alf Sewage center has been sandbagged.
The City of Edmonton Website states "Boat launches in the city are submerged and have been closed. Citizens are urged to stay off the North Saskatchewan River completely, due to fast moving waters and the large amount of debris which may present a danger to the public."
Unlike Calgary's Bow river, the North Saskatchewan travels through a valley with cliffs which protect the majority of the city from flooding.