Residents urged to use caution around bodies of water

Many water areas are currently deemed unsafe in Red Deer due to melting and ice break up

  • Mar. 31, 2017 7:05 p.m.

With recent warmer temperatures, the City is reminding all residents that ice conditions at community ponds, creeks, and river can be very hazardous and citizens should exercise extreme caution. All outdoor ice surfaces, including Bower Ponds, are closed and signs have been installed and high-use locations.

In addition, parts of the trail in Waskasoo Park have been closed due to the ice break-up in the Red Deer River, which can lead to the risk of localized flooding.

Barricades have been put up along the section of the trail along the river next to the Red Deer Golf and Country Club from Heritage Ranch Bridge to the boat launch at Kiwanis Picnic Park.

Do note, though, that water levels so far this year are well below flood levels.

– Fawcett