These photos were taken on our July 2/20 walk.
The North Saskatchewan River begins at 1,800 m (5,905 feet) ASL at the toe of the Saskatchewan glacier in the Columbia Icefields. It flows some 1,287 km (800 miles) before reconnecting with the South Saskatchewan River 19 km East of Price Albert Saskatchewan and becoming the Saskatchewan River, which flows into Tobin Lake and into Manitoba, before flowing into Lake Winnipeg. It drains an area of 122,800 square kilometers (47,400 square miles).
The part of the river we are most familiar with, flows through the nearby city of Edmonton, where we used to live. On this day, we decided to go for a bit of a river valley walk, even if the weather was not perfect.
If you watch the weather at all, you may know that Edmonton had a lot of rain in June and July, this year. On July 1/2 we had 19.7 mm (3/4 inches) and in June, we had 106 mm (4 1/4 inches). Couple that with the snow melt in the mountains and the river is high and muddy this year.
While we see the photos in our nightly news, you do not get a real feel for it until you walk beside it. Fortunately, the mosquitoes were not a big problem during our walk, but even with the cool temperatures, the relative humidity created by this much rain made it seem so much warmer than it was.