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Muskoseepi Park Remains Closed Sunday
Posted Date: 4/29/2018 11:30 AM
Muskoseepi Park – including access to the Ernie Radbourne Pavilion and the Grande Prairie Museum – continues to be closed until further notice.

Water levels have not receded since the Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Partnership’s Emergency Co-ordination Centre was activated Saturday night and the Park was evacuated.

Many paths are under water and creek banks and slopes are extremely unstable. Residents are urged to stay away from the Bear Creek corridor and Muskoseepi Park. Cooler weather is forecast for today. Temperatures in the mid-teens are expected for the remainder of the week, creating further snow melt.

Vehicular bridges crossing Bear Creek are safe for travel.

Releasing the water at a higher than normal rate through the spillway has protected the dam. It has also lowered water levels in the reservoir but increased water flows downstream.

Muskoseepi Park will remain closed until water recedes and a thorough damage assessment can be completed. Pedestrian bridges, paths, creek banks, and other park infrastructure will be inspected for safety before the park reopens. Crews are monitoring water levels through the spillway and along the corridor to protect critical infrastructure.

RCMP and Enforcement Services are monitoring the park.

At this time, no properties have been damaged. Residents are asked to obey signs, barricades and the direction of local authorities.

The Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Partnership (GPREP) is an emergency management partnership between the City of Grande Prairie, County of Grande Prairie, Towns of Beaverlodge, Sexsmith, Wembley and the Village of Hythe. Through this formal partnership, the municipalities work together to respond to large-scale emergencies and disasters.