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Monitoring for Snowmelt and Overland Flooding, AER Bulletin 2023-18

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Oil and Gas – Monitoring

The AER cautioned against the hazards of seasonal snowmelt and resultant overland flooding. Specifically, licensees: (i) must physically inspect and assess any sites and equipment that have or may be affected by flooding; (ii) be cautious of potential rapid water level fluctuations; (iii) have procedures in place for issuing flood advisories and monitoring runoff and snowmelt; and (iv) be prepared to take protective action.

Forecasts indicate the current runoff conditions for northwest Alberta will be normal; central and northeast Alberta will see runoff well above normal; southern Alberta will be well below normal.

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