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Snow levels above normal in Okanagan

Spring temperatures, rainfall will affect risk of flooding

 

A recently completed study took a look at numerous flood plains and steep creeks in the CSRD to asses the hazards they pose to people and property. (File Photo)

Study investigates flood hazards in Columbia Shuswap

Almost 1500 flood plains and steep creeks were assesed for their risk to people and property.

 

As of July 6, 2020, flows in the Shuswap River were at 316 cubic meters per second with a level of 4.134 metres. (City of Enderby photo)

Shuswap River levels declining but remain ‘unseasonably high’

Users warned that some recreational activities common this time of year may not yet be safe

 

Flooding of Okanagan Lake in 2017. (Contributed)

Okanagan-Similkameen district warns of high lake levels

Emergency Operations Centre advises residents to take steps to protect their properties

Flooding of Okanagan Lake in 2017. (Contributed)
Forty BC Wildfire Service crew members were deployed to Grand Forks on May 30 to help install temporary flood protection infrastructure. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary rescinds all Grand Forks-area evacuation orders

Evacuation alerts for 1,136 Boundary properties remain in effect as officials monitor forecasts

Forty BC Wildfire Service crew members were deployed to Grand Forks on May 30 to help install temporary flood protection infrastructure. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Shuswap Falls Hydro park is under water near Lumby June 1, 2020. (Ardis Miller photo)

North Okanagan bands together to block flood water

Creeks swollen and flowing over roads near Lumby, threatening properties

Shuswap Falls Hydro park is under water near Lumby June 1, 2020. (Ardis Miller photo)
189 homes in Grand Forks area given evacuation orders

189 homes in Grand Forks area given evacuation orders

Homes are in the Nursery, Grand Forks Airport, Gilpin Rd., Johnson Flats and Granby Rd. areas

189 homes in Grand Forks area given evacuation orders
A river runs through Hanson Park in Cherryville June 1, 2020. (Submitted Photo)

High water floods North Okanagan park

Water rushing through Hanson Park in Cherryville

A river runs through Hanson Park in Cherryville June 1, 2020. (Submitted Photo)
Jesse McCullough and Cass Hall fill sandbags at the Grand Forks arena on May 28, 2020.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

State of Local Emergency declared for Boundary as communities brace for river flooding

Warm weather and heavy rain could cause sections of Kettle River system to swell beyond 2018 levels

Jesse McCullough and Cass Hall fill sandbags at the Grand Forks arena on May 28, 2020.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
The District of Coldstream’s municipal offices will open June 1 amid COVID-19. (Morning Star file photo)

Coldstream boat launches closed due to high water

All boat launches at the north end of Kalamalka Lake have been closed effective immediately

The District of Coldstream’s municipal offices will open June 1 amid COVID-19. (Morning Star file photo)
The Haines Road bridge in Silver Creek is among the places where the high water is clearly visible. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District photo)

Flood watch for Salmon River upgraded as high temperatures, rain forecast

Shuswap Emergency Program warns residents to prepare now for possible extreme flooding

The Haines Road bridge in Silver Creek is among the places where the high water is clearly visible. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District photo)
Sandbagging locations are located in Keremeos at 1st Avenue and Hwy 3A, and in Olalla on Main Street at the intersections of 1st Street, and 5th Street. (File)

Potential for high water in Keremeos and surrounding areas, warns RDOS

Residents encouraged to start preparing for localized flooding

Sandbagging locations are located in Keremeos at 1st Avenue and Hwy 3A, and in Olalla on Main Street at the intersections of 1st Street, and 5th Street. (File)
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Snow covers Klahhane Ridge and the Olympic Mountains on Wednesday morning as seen from Port Angeles.

Okanagan flooding risk ‘moderate’

Barring some extreme, record-setting rain, flooding in Okanagan Lake is extremely unlikely this year

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Snow covers Klahhane Ridge and the Olympic Mountains on Wednesday morning as seen from Port Angeles.
On May 7, 2020, the waters under the Salmon River Bridge on the Trans-Canada Highway at the west end of Salmon Arm are rising, but not as high as they did in 2018. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon River flood watch in Shuswap causing less consternation than previous years

High stream flow advisory currently, high temperatures and heavy rains would create threat

On May 7, 2020, the waters under the Salmon River Bridge on the Trans-Canada Highway at the west end of Salmon Arm are rising, but not as high as they did in 2018. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
The two-lane Salmon River Bridge in Salmon Arm, destined for replacement with the Trans-Canada Highway four-laning project, saw high waters in 2018. (File photo)

Salmon Arm offers sand, sandbags for residents who may need to protect property

No flooding in the Shuswap has been reported to regional district as of April 21

The two-lane Salmon River Bridge in Salmon Arm, destined for replacement with the Trans-Canada Highway four-laning project, saw high waters in 2018. (File photo)
Resident Lars Androsoff carries his friend’s guitars as he walks through the floodwaters in Grand Forks, B.C., on Thursday, May 17, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

New storm would dump snow on B.C. mountain passes; centre warns of flood risk

Flooding in May 2018 forced the evacuation of nearly 2,000 homes around Grand Forks

Resident Lars Androsoff carries his friend’s guitars as he walks through the floodwaters in Grand Forks, B.C., on Thursday, May 17, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A section of CN Rail’s main line was washed away after heavy rainfall hit the area around Hope.
A section of CN Rail’s main line was washed away after heavy rainfall hit the area around Hope.
A West Coast resident watches a giant wave crash down from a safe viewing platform on Ucluelet’s Wild Pacific Trail. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Warning issued as forecast calls for 20-foot waves in Tofino

Dangerous waves, strong currents and upper-shoreline flooding expected for Tofino-Ucluelet area

A West Coast resident watches a giant wave crash down from a safe viewing platform on Ucluelet’s Wild Pacific Trail. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Water is expected to force the closure of Highway 3 in several spots when the Similkameen River rises again laster this week. (File photo)

May long affecting Okanagan-Similkameen flood preparations

Hotels fill up as RDOS seeks emergency lodging; residents with medical needs should self-evacuate now

Water is expected to force the closure of Highway 3 in several spots when the Similkameen River rises again laster this week. (File photo)
A bridge has failed along the creek at 14th Ave. I’m told stream was running on top of the bridge until creek breached. Dustin Godfrey/Western News

Bridge collapse in Okanagan Falls

A bridge has collapsed along Shuttleworth Creek in Okanagan Falls

A bridge has failed along the creek at 14th Ave. I’m told stream was running on top of the bridge until creek breached. Dustin Godfrey/Western News