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castanet.net 13 May, 2022 19:00 am

Delayed thaw, spring rains prompt flood preparedness reminder from City of Armstrong

Delayed thaw, spring rains prompt flood preparedness reminder from City of Armstrong
The City of Armstrong is encouraging residents to prepare for possible flooding during the spring freshet.

Photo: City of Armstrong The City of Armstrong is encouraging residents to prepare for possible flooding during the spring freshet."This year, we have been experiencing cooler than normal temperatures, which is delaying the spring freshet." The annual thaw of snow and ice contributes to increased water levels in Meighan and Deep creeks.Residents are also urged keep away from creeks and creek banks during high stream flows.

"The problematic combination of a delayed snow melt with high precipitation events and/or extreme heat events could lead to flooding," the city warns.Property owners are encouraged to take appropriate action as they are responsible for their own flood mitigation efforts.

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