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High streamflow warning

The BC River Forecast Centre has issued a High Streamflow Advisory affecting the Mission Creek and other small watersheds in the Central Okanagan.

The snow pack has been melting rapidly with this week’s warmer temperatures and is expected to combine with moderate to heavy amounts of rain (10 to 50 millimeters) through the region into the Victoria Day long weekend, Central Okanagan creeks are expected to see increased flows and rising levels. 

The Centre says depending on rainfall amounts, flows on Mission Creek may approach or exceed the two year flow level and smaller watercourses may see localized issues.

A High Streamflow Advisory means 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.

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