Threat is easing in Nelson when it comes to Kootenay Lake Levels

Good news in the Nelson area.

Kootenay Lake levels aren't expected to rise beyond the current levels.

Fire Chief Len McCharles says there were some big concerns levels were going to be even higher than they were in 2012, but they're just over a foot lower than that right now at Queens Bay.

He says the hot weather created a quick melt of the lower and middle snowpacks, but with the cooler weather, they're not expecting a  lot more water in the system.

McCharles says while he doesn't want to see any significant rainfall events, they would like to see enough to prevent wildfires in the area.

The city is still advising caution around creek banks and shorelines, but they have said it looks like the sports fields in Nelson should be ok.