Flood Concerns in Okanagan Area

Posted by on Monday, May 22, 2017
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A ridge is building over the southern Interior of British Columbia. This will rapidly accelerate snow-melt and lead to rising rivers, possibly causing concerns related to flooding in the Okanagan area.

Rivers, creeks and lakes in the area are already full.

Boaters are being told to stay off Okanagan Lake. Those visiting the lake are being advised to stay away from the shoreline drive slowly due to high waters and waves.

There is also "significant debris" in the area.

In some areas flood levels are at levels not seen since 1948.

Environment Canada said that, "this will be followed by a cool-down accompanied by strong winds Tuesday night and Wednesday as a cold front quickly moves across the province and sweeps southeastward across the central Interior during the day Tuesday, likely reaching the South Tuesday night. There is also a risk of thunderstorms."



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