Altona crews were able to keep overland flood waters at bay this past weekend, thanks to preventative measures put in place last week.

A reinforced barrier on 9th St NW, tiger dam, and some sandbags were also in place to protect against a swollen Buffalo Creek.

Officials report the Town's storm drains were able to contend with the rain that fell, diverting it away from streets. However, the waste water system once again became overwhelmed due to sump pumps draining into the system, and residents were asked to limit their water use.

The Town isn't in the clear yet however, as high water in surrounding municipalities makes it way into the area.

As a result, crews will continue keeping a close eye on water levels and ensuring that protective barriers are able to withstand risk of overland flooding.