Salmon Arm flood warning
Photo: The Canadian Press
Warm weather and the state of the snow pack are a potentially dangerous combination.
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.
Photo: Contributed - Columbia Shuswap Regional District
Water levels in Shuswap Lake could rise another two feet with the snow melt.
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