Seven Persons Creek Advisory Issued

Medicine Hat – Residents are urged to exercise caution around the Seven Persons Creek due to a high flow rate.

St. Mary’s River Irrigation District announced efforts Tuesday to manage reservoir and waterway levels, including increasing flow from the Murray Reservoir. The Seven Persons Creek will likely see water levels near or at bankfull levels.

“Fast moving water can cause erosion and river banks can collapse,” said Trevor Rayner, Health, Safety and Environment Coordinator. “Please remain a safe distance from the banks of any waterways and exercise caution.”

Residents are also encouraged to ensure children and pets are kept away from waterways.

“Water temperatures are extremely cold, and with floating ice and debris and high turbidity in the waterways, poor visibility and dangerous conditions exist,” Rayner said.

The Seven Persons Creek runs through Cottonwood and Paradise Valley golf courses, Saamis Archeological Site, Kin Coulee Park and Saratoga Dog Park before merging with Ross Creek and flowing into the South Saskatchewan River.

For media interviews contact:

Trevor Rayner

Health, Safety and Environment Coordinator

City of Medicine Hat

Health, Safety, Environment & Emergency Management Department