The nearly sudden warm-up in temperatures for the Medicine Hat area has not increased any river or creek flood risk.

Officials with Alberta Environment and Parks say that while the South Saskatchewan River levels are rising from plains snow melt, levels are well within the normal range for this time of year.

In an emailed statement, Jason Penner with the agency says Seven Persons Creek has also been fairly stable over the last week.

Penner also noted that in the Cypress Hills levels are in the normal range for this time of year.

He adds that the real concern with water levels will be any significant rain events in the coming weeks.