Warning – High Water

Issued: June 15, 2022

Due to dangerous flood conditions, the South Nahanni River was closed to visitors on June 10, 2022. The closure ended on June 15, 2022 when water levels dropped.

WHAT: A warning for high water levels remains in place.

WHERE: All waterways in Nahanni National Park Reserve.

WHY: Significant snow pack and precipitation have caused water levels in the South Nahanni watershed to remain well above normal water levels for this time of year. High water conditions may escalate river-based hazards. River conditions may change rapidly, hydraulics may be present in atypical places, there may be more trees lodged in the water and along the shores than usual, and increased river velocity and flow may impact navigation and self-rescue.

WHEN: Immediately and until water levels return to a normal range for this time of year. Parks Canada will continue monitoring water levels closely.