Province Predicts Flooding
The River Forecast Centre predicts there could be flooding this weekend and into next week.
The centre says regions of B-C that face the highest risk of flooding include the Southern Interior, Southeast B.C. and the Northeastern corner of the province because warming temperatures over the next few days is expected to be followed by rain.
The water levels in the Duteau Creek water reservoirs are rising fast with the warmer temperatures and it is predicted that they will spill in the coming weeks. Reservoir levels have been below normal since last summer and as of May 1st, the water levels were still 2,606 Mega Litres (22%) below average.
People living or working near creeks and streams should be aware that stream water levels may rise quickly during this time and should exercise caution around the fast moving water.