June 24, 2022:
The High Stream Flow Advisory has ended for the Highwood River, and flow rates continue to decrease since last week. Current flow rates remain slightly above average at 63 Cubic Meters Per Second. With the warmer weather and some precipitation, the snowpack continues to reduce. However, the snowpack remains above average for this time of year. Rain is expected to continue today, June 24, with the weather clearing over the weekend. No significant increases in river flows are expected at this time. Protective Services staff will continue to monitor the snow melt and river conditions. Residents will be advised of any updates. Please follow the Town's website and social media for continued updates as river monitoring continues.
June 10, 2022:
Over the past week, with the rains and higher temperatures, we have seen a significant reduction in the snowpack. However, it remains slightly above normal for this time of year. A slight increase is observed in the river flows based on recent rainfall and snow melt in the Bow River Basin. The Highwood River is now flowing at a lower level than normal for this time of year. Over the next days, we expect a small weather system to enter our area from BC. Forecasted is approximately 35 MM of precipitation. There are currently no concerns of significant river level increases.
June 3, 2022:
With the onset of warmer weather, there has been a significant reduction in the snowpack. The snowpack remains slightly above normal, over the week we have seen a reduction of approximately 75mm of equivalent snow water. A weather system is expected to bring in between 20-30mm of rain between Saturday and Monday. The Highwood River has shown a small increase in flow given the melt of the snowpack, however, our flow still remains below normal for this time of year.
May 27, 2022:
The snowpack remains above average. This week there has been a reduction in the snowpack of approximately 50 mm of equivalent snow water. The Highwood River continues to flow below average for this time of year. Forecasts are calling for scattered showers over the weekend with minimal precipitation accumulation. There has been no precipitation in the basin over the past 48 hours.
May 20, 2022:
The snowpack remains slightly above normal ranges for this time of year. There was a snowpack drop of about 40-50 mm equivalent of snow water. Currently, the Highwood River is in a low-stream advisory state, with a below-average flow below the canal. We saw rainfall amounts between 3 - 16 mm in our river basin. Forecasts indicate no significant precipitation is expected over the long weekend and next week.
May 13, 2022:
The snowpack remains slightly above normal for this time of year. Some melting of the snowpack has occurred with the warmer temperatures observed last week. Some new snowfall was noted from the recent snowstorm, which occurred May 9th; this equated to approximately 20 MM snow water equivalent in our basin. The flow in the Highwood River remains below the average for this time of year. Later in the week, some precipitation is forecasted. However, no significant precipitation is expected.
May 5, 2022:
Alberta’s mountain snowpack is slightly above normal and it is beginning to melt and decrease with the warmer temperatures. Rain is expected over the next few days, however, there should be no significant changes to river levels. In fact, river flows are slightly below normal for this time of year.
April 29, 2022:
Town Monitoring Snowpack Melt Closely – No Concerns at Present