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Salmon Arm flood warning

The Shuswap emergency program is monitoring a higher-than-average snowpack, which could result in flooding around Salmon Arm and Vernon.

With the approach of hotter weather, the snowpack could melt quickly and create a high stream and lake situation which could result in flooding.

Shuswap lake is already at 348.22 metres high, it could increase by another .6 of a metre, or almost two feet.

Residents who live by creeks, rivers and the waterfront are encouraged to take precautionary measures now, before there is a high water event occurs.

Sandbags are available at the City of Salmon Arm Public works yard at #100 - 30th street.

If flooding is imminent, sand can be requested from the Shuswap Emergency Program by calling 250.833.3350. 

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