River that flows through Enderby has gone up in the past 24 hours

Shuswap River rising

The Shuswap River continues to rise.

The Enderby Emergency Operations Centre is monitoring and responding to localized flood conditions and encourages residents who may live in flood-prone areas to take measures to protect their property.

As of June 21, at the upstream hydrometric gauge, the Shuswap River water height is 4.79 m (15.72 feet).

In comparison, on June 20, the Shuswap River water height was 4.77 m (15.65 feet).

Light rains are forecast for late this afternoon are are expected to continue throughout the day Wednesday.

Forecast models are predicting the Shuswap River discharge rate will slightly rise throughout the week.

The BC River Forecast Centre is maintaining a flood watch over the Shuswap Region, which includes South Thompson tributaries such as the Shuswap River.

A flood watch means river levels are forecast to rise and will approach, or exceed the river bank and flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur.

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

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