The Province has released a new Alberta Rivers app providing advisories and information about area lakes and rivers.

“Creating this app is just one of the many actions we are taking as a government to ensure that people have the tools and information they need when they need it most – especially in emergency situations,” said Robin Campbell, minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development.

Content of the app includes:

  • A map of the province, broken into major river basins
  • Flood specific advisories that are in effect
  • Notification to users when advisories are issued
  • Comments issued by Alberta’s River Forecast Centre
  • All current surface water data for Alberta
  • Data on current rainfall, stream flows and snow

Currently the app is only available for Android phones but a release from the government said it will be available for iPhones soon.