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Please respect any traffic control signs that are in place in areas that have been affected or threatened by flooding. Unnecessary vehicle wake can frustrate the efforts of neighbouring properties, and there may be hazards in or under the water.
June 9, 2017 – The weather forecast has continued to reduce the estimated precipitation, which is good news for river levels. That said, warm weather brings with it an increased chance of thundershowers that aren’t always predicted in the forecasts, so continued vigilance against flooding is encouraged.
3/second on June 7). Assuming that precipitation keeps within forecasted amounts, there will be an increase to river levels over the next 2 days, but it will remain significantly less than the peak levels experienced on June 4. Following that increase, the river is predicted to continue dropping from June 11 forward.
Today’s praise shout-out goes to all of the kind folks who, while not themselves threatened by flooding over the last several weeks, took time out of their day to make sandbags for others…often just quietly leaving them outside the Public Works Yard for those in need to pick up. Thank you for your civic spirit and dedication to helping out your friends and neighbours!
While this is all good news, a major rain event could still reverse the course of the recent improvements very quickly. The Provincial River Forecast Centre continues to maintain a flood watch advisory for the Shuswap River.
June 5, 2017 – The river forecast has been revised and is starting to project some declines in levels, which is being proven out by real-time hydrometric data. This is leaving us cautiously optimistic, but we are still planning for the worst while hoping for the best. Heavy rains could quickly reverse recent gains, and Thursday’s forecast is a concern for that reason.
Please respect all barricades and “local traffic only” signs that are currently in place. We ask that only traffic local to the flooded area plus those involved in flood/emergency response go beyond the control points.