Kamloops Lake may flood

High streamflow advisory issued for Kamloops area.

  • May. 30, 2017 4:25 p.m.

—- Kamloops this Week

The B.C. River Forecast Centre issued a high streamflow advisory for the Thompson rivers on Tuesday.

The warning applies to both the North and South Thompson and all its tributaries.

The advisory signals that river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but that no major flooding is expected. Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Residents are advised to be on alert for high water flows, to keep children and livestock away from unstable river banks and to watch for debris flows that could damage pump intakes, culverts and bridges.

Should you notice flooding in your area or require sandbags for protection of property, contact the Emergency Management B.C. 24-hour Emergency Co-ordination Centre at 1-800-663-3456.

In a press release later Tuesday, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District notified residents that, according to modelling and monitoring done by the B.C. River Forecast Centre, Kamloops Lake may reach similar levels to when it flooded Savona in 2012.

Residents near the lake should expect some shoreline flooding.

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