Late thaw causes park flooding
Due to the long winter, there are higher volumes of water in Jubilee Park that have flooded parts of the walking trails and the park. Josh Aldrich/Camrose Canadian
The extended winter has led to a late thaw and higher than normal water levels at area parks.
This has City of Camrose parks director Ken Krueger asking the public to exercise caution.
In particular, water has overflowed the creek through Jubilee Park, south of Mirror Lake.
"We do have barricades when needed when the bridges are not accessible," he said. "We have put up barricades on some of the pathways that are covered. Do your to try to avoid those areas because you don't know how deep the water is."
He said this week should represent the high-water mark for the flooding and that it should recede early in May.
Krueger started at the City a couple of months ago so this is his first spring in Camrose, however, he has been brought up to speed on how water levels normally respond during the thaw, and this is definitely out of the normal.
"This has only happened maybe two or three times in the past 20 years, it is quite unusual," said Krueger. "It is something that has been happening at a lot of the grounds throughout the province."
He added the bridge construction on 48th Avenue has not affected the water levels.