Rivers high, full of debris

High water levels carrying debris downstream in the North and South Thompson rivers have elicited another warning from Kamloops RCMP.

Boating or swimming in any area where there is direct current flow is not recommended at this time.

"The conditions on these waterways at this time create a risk for people and property in the water and rescue crews who might be called in the event of an emergency," said the RCMP in a press release.

Daily assessments are being conducted on both rivers and water levels are expected to decrease over the next 36 hours, dependent on weather.

Anyone planning on swimming or boating on these rivers in that time are urged to use caution and good judgment.

Mike Nasadyk of Shuswap Boat Rentals said the snow line looked like it had dropped by a few feet over the weekend, but that conditions on Shuswap lake Thursday and Friday were "pretty clear."

Brenda McLean who works at Little River Boatworld in Sorrento echoed those comments.

"Nothing out of the ordinary - the typical logs and sticks. This year has been quite clear so far although when there is high water, normally we would get some stuff stuck on our dock."


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