Data continues to be crunched from the significant rain event that's now making its way through the Eastern Slopes, and Albertans are being encouraged to download the government's Alberta Rivers app to monitor the latest updates.
Environment and Parks minister Jason Nixon says no evacuation orders have been issued yet due to potential flood conditions being faced from Red Deer south.
Lisa Jackson, executive director, Environmental Emergency Management Branch, Alberta Environment and Parks, says there are currently 10 high stream flow advisories, 10 flood watches, and about five or six other warnings.
At this point in the Bow River Basin, a flood warning has been issued at the Highwood River mainstream from the Town of High River to the Bow River confluence.
There are flood watches on the Bow River upstream of Calgary, including the Ghost River, Kananaskis River, and Waiperous Creek tributaries. As well, flood watches have been issued for the Bow from Banff to Exshaw and from Exshaw to the Highwood River confluences, including the City of Calgary.
Also impacted are the Pipestone River, Fish Creek, and Elbow River upstream of Glenmore Reservoir.
There are high streamflows on the Jumpingpound Creek, the Highwood River basin, excluding the Town of High River and the Bow River Confluence, Elbow River downstream of the Glenmore Reservoir, and Bow River from Calgary to the Oldman River confluence.
"The information is changing," says Jackson. I know they're working on some right now and we'll see some updates further this afternoon that pinpoint the areas and identify the people impacted."
She says the complicating factor is an above-average snowpack at higher elevations.
"Once the rain starts to fall in those areas, it intensifies and actually gives us a bit of a worse problem. As that snow melts, it increases the water flow."
She says they are providing municipal officials with the most up-to-date information to help them keep their residents safe and to allow them to put their emergency plans in place.
Up to 150mm of precipitation is expected between today and Wednesday.