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Monitoring for Snowmelt and Overland Flooding, AER Bulletin 2022-16

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Flood Awareness – Risk Mitigation

On April 27, 2022, the AER issued Bulletin 2022-16, stating that the Rocky Mountain snowmelt occurs each year between April and June, which, combined with rainfall from large weather systems that occurs in Alberta in late May and early June, may cause overland flooding. The AER reminded licensees of their responsibility to take appropriate precautions to ensure public safety and environmental protection by minimizing the potential operational impacts because of these hazards.

Licensees must be aware of the potential for site and equipment damage from flooding and physically inspect and assess any sites and equipment that have been affected or may potentially be affected. The AER noted that licensees should have procedures to monitor for snowmelt and flood advisories and be prepared to take the necessary steps to protect their operations.

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