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Thursday, April 14, 2011

More Floods - Threat of dam breaking eases in Medicine Hat , Alberta Canada - 13th Apr 2011

The threat of a dam breaking in Medicine Hat subsided Wednesday but a state of emergency remained in effect for the southern Alberta city and surrounding county, as communities across the Prairies continued to deal with the flooding risk accompanying the spring thaw.

Medicine Hat's state of emergency was declared Tuesday night amid predications that Seven Persons Creek was expected to rise as much as 60 centimetres.

However, officials said Wednesday that meltwater flows were being managed, relieving the pressure.

High stream flows were expected to continue through the day and streams have increased.

Some 500 homes could be affected if water levels continue to rise in streams in the region. Officials began issuing voluntary evacuation alerts to residents on Tuesday night, but the notice was lifted Wednesday.

The annual flood season has already proved deadly on the Prairies. Source