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Shuswap River level continues to go down in Enderby

Shuswap River dropping

The Shuswap River level continues to drop.

The river, that runs through Enderby and Splatsin in the North Okanagan, has been going down steadily the last few days.

Enderby officials said as of Wednesday July 6, at the upstream hydrometric gauge, the Shuswap River water height is 4.17 m (13.68 feet) with a discharge rate of 338 m3/s. In comparison, yesterday, July 5, the Shuswap River water height was 4.19 m (13.75) feet) with a discharge rate of 343 m3/s.

Forecast models are predicting the Shuswap River discharge rate will continue to decrease throughout the week, with a discharge rate of 310.8 m3/s predicted for Saturday.

Showers are forecast for this afternoon and into tonight, with the risk of a thunderstorm for tomorrow afternoon.

Closures remain in effect for Kildonan Boat Launch and Tuey Park, however, Riverdale Drive has re-opened to regular traffic.

The public is cautioned to stay clear of river banks and avoid going on the river in human-powered vessels, such as an inflatable, stand-up paddle board, kayak or canoe.

The Shuswap River is unseasonably high and fast at the time of year and banks may be unstable.

Sand and sandbags are available for free at the Public Works Yard at 2308 McGowan Street. Bring your own shovel.



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