On my morning bike-ride to work, I shot some video of the Red Deer River with my helmet cam. It's pretty evident that people should just stay off the river for the next couple of weeks. However, Blogger won't let me upload it for some reason. You can find it at our YouTube site.
In the meantime, here are the streamflows from 8:00 this morning. The blue line is the current rate of flow, the dotted lines are the seasonal high/low norms.
The lesson to take away is, stay off the river until things calm down.