BC Flood

Water levels at Cedar Point Park near Likely continue to be high, as seen here Friday, June 26, and more rainfall is in the forecast through to Thursday, July 2. The Cariboo Regional District is advising residents in some areas of the Cariboo and Chilcotin to be on alert for flooding. (Tate Patton photo)

B.C.’s major rivers surge, sparking flood warnings

A persistent low pressure system over Alberta has led to several days of heavy rain

 

(The Canadian Press)

River centre says heavy rains could bring flooding to central, northeastern B.C.

Water levels are already unusually high and river banks can be extremely unstable

 

The water level in Okanagan Lake is above full pool and may rise by a few more centimetres before the lake level peaks this year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Okanagan Lake level surpasses full pool

Significant flood damage not expected in Summerland this year

 

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Snow covers Klahhane Ridge and the Olympic Mountains on Wednesday morning as seen from Port Angeles.

Okanagan flooding risk ‘moderate’

Barring some extreme, record-setting rain, flooding in Okanagan Lake is extremely unlikely this year

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Snow covers Klahhane Ridge and the Olympic Mountains on Wednesday morning as seen from Port Angeles.
Tom Jarvis speaks with a driver at the start of Bamfield Main on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Heavy rain from an ‘atmospheric river’ that hit the west coast of British Columbia on the weekend caused several washouts on the 88-kilometre road. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the News)

Storm strands travellers, cuts off only road access to remote B.C. community

Bamfield still waiting for promised road upgrades after fatal bus crash last September

  • Feb 3, 2020
Tom Jarvis speaks with a driver at the start of Bamfield Main on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Heavy rain from an ‘atmospheric river’ that hit the west coast of British Columbia on the weekend caused several washouts on the 88-kilometre road. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the News)
Submitted photo of Russell Farms Market near Crofton on Vancouver Island on Feb. 1, 2020. (Amanda Costin photo)
Submitted photo of Russell Farms Market near Crofton on Vancouver Island on Feb. 1, 2020. (Amanda Costin photo)
A home is surrounded by flood waters from the Similkameen River near Keremeos, in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Waters rising in flood-ravaged southern B.C. as residents brace for ‘round two’

Heavy rains and spring runoff combined to push floodwaters to levels not seen in 70 years in and around Grand Forks last week.

A home is surrounded by flood waters from the Similkameen River near Keremeos, in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Water is expected to force the closure of Highway 3 in several spots when the Similkameen River rises again laster this week. (File photo)

May long affecting Okanagan-Similkameen flood preparations

Hotels fill up as RDOS seeks emergency lodging; residents with medical needs should self-evacuate now

Water is expected to force the closure of Highway 3 in several spots when the Similkameen River rises again laster this week. (File photo)

Evacuation order made as creek floods in South Okanagan

An evacuation order has been issued due to flooding in Okanagan Falls

  • May 10, 2018
Tourists encouraged to stay optimistic

Tourists encouraged to stay optimistic

“(Mother Nature) reminded us of her power and her fury… but we don’t quit here…”

Tourists encouraged to stay optimistic
Out of the flood, into the fire

Out of the flood, into the fire

BC wildfire crews redeployed but flood recovery efforts continue

Out of the flood, into the fire
Flood protection measures taken down

Flood protection measures taken down

The level of Okanagan Lake dropped 1.5 centimetres and is now at 343.052 metres above sea level

Flood protection measures taken down
Okanagan Lake levels slowly dropping

Okanagan Lake levels slowly dropping

Okanagan Lake level dropped 1.3 centimetres from yesterday and is now at 343.067 above sea level

Okanagan Lake levels slowly dropping
Property owners with docks along Okanagan lakes are hoping to rebuild after flooding damage. —Image credit: Kevin Parnell/Black Press

Flood vigilance urged despite declining OK Lake level

Central Okanagan emergency officials now starting to plan for life after flooding.

Property owners with docks along Okanagan lakes are hoping to rebuild after flooding damage. —Image credit: Kevin Parnell/Black Press
Update: Boil water notice lifted for Sunset Ranch system

Update: Boil water notice lifted for Sunset Ranch system

Residents on community water system in Central Okanagan East area told water is safe again.

Update: Boil water notice lifted for Sunset Ranch system
Digital sandbag inventory app created

Digital sandbag inventory app created

New technology introduced to keep track of sandbags in Central Okanagan.

Digital sandbag inventory app created
Sandbags stored in Kelowna at Dilworth Drive and Enterprise Way.—Image credit: Warren Henderson/Capital News

Evacuation lifted for Lake Country resort

Despite lowering to an evacuation alert, Tween Lake Resort remains closed to the public.

Sandbags stored in Kelowna at Dilworth Drive and Enterprise Way.—Image credit: Warren Henderson/Capital News
Some of the thousands of sandbags stored at Enterprise Way and Dilworth Drive in Kelowna.—Image credit: Warren Henderson/Capital News

Dock re-builders told to check with province first

EOC says docks and structures that blocked lakeshore public access won’t be allowed to be rebuilt.

Some of the thousands of sandbags stored at Enterprise Way and Dilworth Drive in Kelowna.—Image credit: Warren Henderson/Capital News
Part of the Waterfront Trail in West Kelowna’s Kalamoir Regional Park will close Sunday due to the flooding risk.

Trail in Kalamoir Park latest flood-forced closure in Central Okanagan

Regional district says half a kilometre of waterfront trail will close Sunday.

Part of the Waterfront Trail in West Kelowna’s Kalamoir Regional Park will close Sunday due to the flooding risk.
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran seen here interviewing Dave Campbell of the B.C. River Forecast Centre in his latest flood-related Internet video.

Latest flood video by Kelowna’s mayor says only the weather is to blame

Colin Basran says he tried to answer the question: ‘What could have been done to stop this?’

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran seen here interviewing Dave Campbell of the B.C. River Forecast Centre in his latest flood-related Internet video.