flood watch

While the snow pack levels are above normal in much of the province, the Okanagan and Nicola regions remain lower than normal, according to the May 1, 2022 statistics. (B.C. River Forecast Centre)

Snow levels below normal in the Okanagan and Nicola regions

Despite lower snow packs, province warns of possibility of spring flooding

 

Ice jams are causing potential flooding along the Similkameen River Wednesday evening. (RDOS photo)

Ice jams cause evacuation alerts in rural Keremeos and Princeton

Threat of flooding for five properties Wednesday evening

 

British Columbians are again expected to see an atmospheric river event Nov. 30, and into Dec. 1, with some areas seeing 120 mm of rain. Highway closures will be coming due to this, says Rob Fleming, B.C. Minister of Transportation. Pictured here a truck in the Abbotsford area Nov. 29. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

More B.C. highway closures announced in anticipation of heavy rains

Highway 99 to close at 4 p.m. Tuesday, between Pemberton and Lillooet

 

An atmospheric river led to flooding across Metro Vancouver on Nov. 14. Three more are forecast for the weekend into next week, according to Environment Canada. (Shane MacKichan)

Environment Canada issues ‘red alert’ with 3 atmospheric rivers in the forecast

Atmospheric river on Nov. 26 saw 40-60 mm in areas of B.C.

An atmospheric river led to flooding across Metro Vancouver on Nov. 14. Three more are forecast for the weekend into next week, according to Environment Canada. (Shane MacKichan)
Not only is there the constant worry of flooding, but now Keremeos is being pounded with wind and rain. (Brennan Phillips Review)

Keremeos residents should prepare to evacuate, village says

Village council meeting cancelled, wind and rain into this evening

Not only is there the constant worry of flooding, but now Keremeos is being pounded with wind and rain. (Brennan Phillips Review)
(Stock photo)

Snow levels above normal in Okanagan

Spring temperatures, rainfall will affect risk of flooding

(Stock photo)
A recently completed study took a look at numerous flood plains and steep creeks in the CSRD to asses the hazards they pose to people and property. (File Photo)

Study investigates flood hazards in Columbia Shuswap

Almost 1500 flood plains and steep creeks were assesed for their risk to people and property.

A recently completed study took a look at numerous flood plains and steep creeks in the CSRD to asses the hazards they pose to people and property. (File Photo)
As of July 6, 2020, flows in the Shuswap River were at 316 cubic meters per second with a level of 4.134 metres. (City of Enderby photo)

Shuswap River levels declining but remain ‘unseasonably high’

Users warned that some recreational activities common this time of year may not yet be safe

As of July 6, 2020, flows in the Shuswap River were at 316 cubic meters per second with a level of 4.134 metres. (City of Enderby photo)
Kalamalka Lake levels for June 2020 have the Kalavista Boat Launch docks under water. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

No wakeboards urged on Okanagan lakes

Lake Country councillor calls for wakeboarders to hold off during high water

Kalamalka Lake levels for June 2020 have the Kalavista Boat Launch docks under water. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Flooding of Okanagan Lake in 2017. (Contributed)

Okanagan-Similkameen district warns of high lake levels

Emergency Operations Centre advises residents to take steps to protect their properties

Flooding of Okanagan Lake in 2017. (Contributed)
Forty BC Wildfire Service crew members were deployed to Grand Forks on May 30 to help install temporary flood protection infrastructure. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary rescinds all Grand Forks-area evacuation orders

Evacuation alerts for 1,136 Boundary properties remain in effect as officials monitor forecasts

Forty BC Wildfire Service crew members were deployed to Grand Forks on May 30 to help install temporary flood protection infrastructure. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Shuswap Falls Hydro park is under water near Lumby June 1, 2020. (Ardis Miller photo)

North Okanagan bands together to block flood water

Creeks swollen and flowing over roads near Lumby, threatening properties

Shuswap Falls Hydro park is under water near Lumby June 1, 2020. (Ardis Miller photo)
189 homes in Grand Forks area given evacuation orders

189 homes in Grand Forks area given evacuation orders

Homes are in the Nursery, Grand Forks Airport, Gilpin Rd., Johnson Flats and Granby Rd. areas

189 homes in Grand Forks area given evacuation orders
A river runs through Hanson Park in Cherryville June 1, 2020. (Submitted Photo)

High water floods North Okanagan park

Water rushing through Hanson Park in Cherryville

A river runs through Hanson Park in Cherryville June 1, 2020. (Submitted Photo)
Jesse McCullough and Cass Hall fill sandbags at the Grand Forks arena on May 28, 2020.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

State of Local Emergency declared for Boundary as communities brace for river flooding

Warm weather and heavy rain could cause sections of Kettle River system to swell beyond 2018 levels

Jesse McCullough and Cass Hall fill sandbags at the Grand Forks arena on May 28, 2020.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
The District of Coldstream’s municipal offices will open June 1 amid COVID-19. (Morning Star file photo)

Coldstream boat launches closed due to high water

All boat launches at the north end of Kalamalka Lake have been closed effective immediately

The District of Coldstream’s municipal offices will open June 1 amid COVID-19. (Morning Star file photo)
The Haines Road bridge in Silver Creek is among the places where the high water is clearly visible. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District photo)

Flood watch for Salmon River upgraded as high temperatures, rain forecast

Shuswap Emergency Program warns residents to prepare now for possible extreme flooding

The Haines Road bridge in Silver Creek is among the places where the high water is clearly visible. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District photo)
North and Central Okanagan on flood watch

North and Central Okanagan on flood watch

Kalamalka Lake users are asked to take measure to reduce the risk…

North and Central Okanagan on flood watch
Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

High water levels expected in McCullouch and Idabel Lake areas

Reservoir is expected to reach maximum levels and start flowing over spillways into local area creeks and streams

Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Sandbagging locations are located in Keremeos at 1st Avenue and Hwy 3A, and in Olalla on Main Street at the intersections of 1st Street, and 5th Street. (File)

Potential for high water in Keremeos and surrounding areas, warns RDOS

Residents encouraged to start preparing for localized flooding

Sandbagging locations are located in Keremeos at 1st Avenue and Hwy 3A, and in Olalla on Main Street at the intersections of 1st Street, and 5th Street. (File)