Alberta Environment and Parks is trying to better identify potential flooding hazards in areas along the North Saskatchewan River.

The department’s North Saskatchewan River Hazard Study aims to gather information that will help reduce future flood damages and increase public safety.
 
The department has hired a consultant to carry out surveys along 111 km of the river in a number of municipalities including Fort Saskatchewan, Strathcona County and Sturgeon County.
 
Starting this July, survey crews will be at work gathering river channel and ground elevation data that will be used to map out flood hazards and create a new river hydraulic model. The work will wrap up by the end of October.
 
The Alberta government has 13 multi-year river hazard studies underway in the province covering over 1300 km of river.

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