Shuswap River expected to keep rising
Jun 25, 2012 / 4:24 pm
Video: Kelly Hayes - Castanet
With the heavy rains over the past weekend in the region, residents along the Shuswap River are watching and waiting for the rise in water levels along the whole system. Lighter showers are forecast for the remainder of the week.
The Shuswap River is running at capacity right now and The River Forecast Center is estimating the river could continue to rise another 10 centimetres over the next few days as the rain water from the weekend reaches the system.
The Emergency Operations Center and officials in the municipalities and the Regional District are asking property owners to check your sandbags already in place and reinforce your dikes if necessary for the anticipated rise in levels. We are asking anyone who might have mobility restrictions or significant health issues and the water levels are close to your home to consider relocating to family or friends out of the immediate flood risk area at this time.
Our crews are continuing to monitor the water levels in the area and will advise you if there are any changes in conditions that will affect homes and property in the area. More sandbags have been sent out to all our locations in the Regional Districts and municipalities this morning for anyone requiring a new supply.
We ask everyone in the area to continue to listen to media broadcasts and check the websites regularly for updates.
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