Warm weather means melting snow and ice, resulting in rising water levels in the Peace River. The Town of Peace River, along with Alberta Environment and Protected Areas, is working hard to monitor the situation and to prepare for any possible outcomes.

We do not anticipate any major issues at this time. However, we have been working hard to make sure we’re ready to go in case flooding does occur. This includes having secured all necessary resources — such as damming equipment, pumps, and sandbags — and making sure that our internal processes are appropriate for emergent situations that may occur.

Storm gates are closed, so some water may pool in town. Public Works is monitoring the situation on an ongoing basis, and will open the gates and drain the water as needed. Please contact Town of Peace River Public Works if you see an area of concern.

Important warning: Please stay off the ice! Ice is thin and is not suitable to be walked on, played on, or generally stood on. Fire crews have had to get kids off thin ice this week already.

Please stay off the ice.

Additional information can be found through the following resources:

Voyent Alert!

72-Hour Emergency Preparedness Kit checklist

Thank you!