The Shuswap River in the North Okanagan continues to go down

Shuswap River goes down

The Shuswap River continues to drop as it flows through Enderby.

At the upstream hydrometric gauge as of June 28, the Shuswap River water height was 4.48 m (14.70 feet) with a discharge rate of 394 m/s.

In comparison, on Monday June 27, the Shuswap River water height was 4.54 m (14.90 feet) with a discharge rate of 405 m/s.

There is a risk of thunderstorms and precipitation Tuesday afternoon and into the evening, with the chance of a shower Wednesday.

Forecast models are predicting the Shuswap River discharge rate will slightly increase throughout the week, with a discharge rate of 422.3 m/s predicted for Thursday, June 30.

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 may exceed the river bank. Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur.

Closures remain in effect for Riverdale Drive, Kildonan Boat Launch, and Tuey Park.

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

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