Due to the warm weather we have been experiencing, the Highwood River is flowing strong.

During their weekly river monitoring update, the Town of High River noted that the snowpack in the river basin has dropped significantly during the last week.

As of Friday, June 28th, the snowpack was reported as being equivalent to 2.95 MM (.116 inches) of snow water, which is still within the normal ranges of 0 and 57 MM for this time of year.

On Friday, June 21st, the snowpack was measured at 108 mm (4.25 inches) equivalent of snow water.

Because the snowpack is almost completely melted, the river flows are expected to stay consistent.

Currently, the river flow rate is 31 cubic meters per second, which is right in the middle of the normal flow rates of 19 and 53 cubic meters per second.

With there being between 20 (.787 inches) and 40 MM (1.575) of precipitation forecasted over the next seven days, the Town of High River is expecting the river flow rates to increase.

While the flow rates will increase, they will remain within the normal flow rates for this time of year.

At this time, the Town is not anticipating any advisories related to river flows.

The Town's Protective Services team and the river forecasters will be monitoring the river flow and keeping everyone updated.

By June 30th, 2023, the snowpack had been melted for almost a month, and the river flow was down to 6.3 cubic meters per second.

To remain up to date on the Highwood River levels, click here.