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Shuswap Lake could be seen spilling out of the boat launch near the Beach Park in Sicamous on June 24. (Shuswaplakewatch/Facebook)

Shuswap Lake reaches new peak, could surpass 2018 level

After peaking then falling in May, rainy weather has driven the lake level back up

Shuswap Lake could be seen spilling out of the boat launch near the Beach Park in Sicamous on June 24. (Shuswaplakewatch/Facebook)
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)
Grindrod Elementary students helped fill sandbags for locals impacted by flooding on Monday, June 8, 2020. (School District 83 photo)

North Okanagan elementary students lend a hand with sandbagging

The Grade 5-7 class at Grindrod Elementary helped locals experiencing flooding June 8

Grindrod Elementary students helped fill sandbags for locals impacted by flooding on Monday, June 8, 2020. (School District 83 photo)
Enderby’s Riverdale Drive has been reopened as water levels in the Shuswap River recede faster than expected, the city announced Thursday, June 11, 2020. (City of Enderby photo)

Shuswap River levels receding faster than expected

The City of Enderby announced the reopening of Riverdale Drive, which was partially submerged

Enderby’s Riverdale Drive has been reopened as water levels in the Shuswap River recede faster than expected, the city announced Thursday, June 11, 2020. (City of Enderby photo)
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)
The Haines Road bridge in Silver Creek is among the places where the high water is clearly visible. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District photo)

Shuswap Emergency Program warns residents to prepare now for flooding

Risk of extreme flooding of Salmon River rises with forecast of high temperatures followed by rain

The Haines Road bridge in Silver Creek is among the places where the high water is clearly visible. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District photo)
Volunteer Dave Hadley posts a sign regarding COVID-19 precautions for citizens who are filling sandbags at Columbia Shuswap Regional District sites. For residents concerned about potential flooding of the Salmon River, sand and bags are available at the Silver Creek and Falkland Fire Halls. (CSRD image)

Salmon River upgraded to flood watch, residents warned to protect property

Forecast of high temperatures, rain could lead to rapid rise in waters

Volunteer Dave Hadley posts a sign regarding COVID-19 precautions for citizens who are filling sandbags at Columbia Shuswap Regional District sites. For residents concerned about potential flooding of the Salmon River, sand and bags are available at the Silver Creek and Falkland Fire Halls. (CSRD image)
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)
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)
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 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)
Sand and sandbags are available for those concerned about flooding in Chase. (Black Press file photo)

Shuswap communities prepare for possibility of spring flooding

Chase has sand and sandbags available for those who are concerned about creeks bursting their banks

Sand and sandbags are available for those concerned about flooding in Chase. (Black Press file photo)
The two-lane Salmon River Bridge, 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

City staff report no flooding has been reported in the city yet

The two-lane Salmon River Bridge, destined for replacement with the Trans-Canada Highway four-laning project, saw high waters in 2018. (File photo)
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)
Fallen trees line the steep banks Newsome Creek in Sorrento. Local residents say more trees came down over the winter as the banks continue to erode. (File photo)

Eroding creek bank has Shuswap property owners anxious about coming spring

Residents along Newsome Creek impatient with B.C. government’s involvement

Fallen trees line the steep banks Newsome Creek in Sorrento. Local residents say more trees came down over the winter as the banks continue to erode. (File photo)