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“Every year, this time of the year, parts of the park do flood,” Lalonde said. “It’s just a part of nature really, but when it does start flooding pathways and taking out infrastructure, then it becomes a problem.”
With warm weather ahead, Lalonde knows many will be out enjoying Fish Creek but says it’s important that visitors respect closures.
Elsewhere in the city, Calgary officials issued a high streamflow advisory for the Elbow River Friday, warning that recent rainfall has increased flow rates significantly and asking Calgarians to use caution around the river.
“Where there’s water, there’s risk,” said Calgary Fire Department spokeswoman Carol Henke Friday. “These elevated flow rates dramatically increase the risk to those who are in and around the Elbow River and so we are issuing this advisory.”