Spring Flooding concern in the Kootenays and Okanagan, due to snowpacks
Flooding may be a concern this spring in the Kootenays and Okanagan.
The B-C River Forecast Centre says several areas of the province face an increased risk of spring flooding because of snowpacks.
Snowpacks in the Similkameen and Okanagan are the heaviest at 144 and 141 per cent above normal, and the centre says regions currently at the greatest risk of spring flooding include the southern Interior and Kootenays.
There are above normal snowpacks between 110 and 130 percent in the West Kootenay.
In the Boundary there's well above normal snowpacks over 130-percent.
Forecasters also say only about 80 per cent of the seasonal snow has fallen, meaning the risk of flooding could increase in the next four to eight weeks.