Flood Watch Issued for the Slocan River

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is informing residents that the Slocan River is expected to rapidly rise this week due to a melting high level snow pack.

The BC River Forecast Centre has issued a flood watch for the Slocan River, with a once in 50 year level expected on Friday. The Slocan River near Crescent Valley is currently flowing at approximately 520 m3/s and is expected to rise up to 747 m3/s by Friday. Depending on the amount of precipitation the region receives, river levels may increase or decrease to forecast levels.

Residents living in low lying riverfront properties should remain aware and take precautions to protect their properties from flooding. Residents are reminded to sandbag around their homes, away from the river bank.

Sand and sandbags are available at the following locations:

AREA

SANDBAG LOCATION

ADDRESS

SAND LOCATION

BALFOUR

BALFOUR FIRE HALL

308 Beggs Road

SAME AS SANDBAG LOCATION

 

Beginning Saturday May 27th, filled sandbags will be available a the Balfour Fire Hall

 

BEASLEY

BEASLEY FIRE HALL

5095 Highway 3A

RDCK, 202 LAKESIDE DR.

BLEWETT

BLEWETT FIRE HALL

  4389 Carlson Rd.

RDCK, 202 LAKESIDE DR.

CRESCENT VALLEY

CRESCENT VALLEY FIRE HALL

1365 Highway 6

SAME AS SANDBAG LOCATION

CRESTON

Please call Creston Area Emergency Coordinator, Alanna Garrett 250-428-0299

HARROP/PROCTOR

HARROP FIRE HALL

6430 Harrop/Procter Hwy

SAME AS SANDBAG LOCATION

KASLO

KASLO PUBLIC WORKS

312 4TH St.

SAME AS SANDBAG LOCATION

NORTH SHORE

1. NORTH SHORE FIRE HALL

2. NORTH SHORE FIRE HALL

2703 Greenwood Rd.

SAME AS SANDBAG LOCATION

DVORJETZ ROAD CUL DE SAC

NELSON

REGIONAL DISTRICT OF CENTRAL KOOTENAY

202 Lakeside Dr.

SAME AS SANDBAG LOCATION

PASSMORE

PASSMORE FIRE HALL

3725 Highway 3A

SAME AS SANDBAG LOCATION

PASS CREEK

PASS CREEK FIRE  HALL

1789 Winter Rd.

OLD REGIONAL DISTRICT DUMP SITE

RIONDEL

RIONDEL FIRE HALL

237 Fowler St.

SAME AS SANDBAG LOCATION

ROBSON

ROBSON FIRE HALL

3037 Waldie Rd.

RIALTO CREEK FOREST SERVICIE RD.

SALMO

VILLAGE OF SALMO

124 Lagoon Rd.

Contact Area Emergency Coordinator Alana Garrett  250-428-0299

SILVERTON

SILVERTON FIRE HALL

Please call Emergency Coordinator, Terry Warren 250-265-1920

TARRYS

TARRYS FIRE HALL

2103 Highway 3A

SAME AS SANDBAG LOCATION

WINLAW

WINLAW FIRE HALL

5741 Highway 6

PASSMORE FIRE HALL

YAHK KINGSGATE

YAHK KINGSGATE COMMUITY HALL

8790 Railway Avenue

SAME AS SANDBAG LOCATION

YMIR

YMIR FIRE HALL

7208 First Ave.

Contact Area Emergency Coordinator Alana Garrett  250-428-0299

Residents requiring sandbags can contact the Emergency Program Coordinator in their area:

Nelson / Kaslo & Areas D, E, F, I, J                              250-352-8177

Nakusp / Slocan & Areas H, K                                     250-265-0230

Creston & Areas A, B, C / Salmo & Area G                250-428-0299

To report flooding or landslide, residents can call the 24/7 Provincial Emergency Reporting Number at 1-800-663-3456.

 IN CASE OF EMERGENCY – DIAL 911

 CLICK HERE for general information on sandbagging, including the recommended method for sandbag diking.

 CLICK HERE for information on debris flow hazards.

 CLICK HERE for information on Flood Protection and Planning.

 CLICK HERE for current River Flow Level advisories from the BC River Forecast Centre.

 If you haven’t already, please sign up for the FREE Emergency Notification System.

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For further information, please contact:

Nora Hannon

Emergency Program Coordinator

nhannon@rdck.bc.ca

250-551-0917

 

The content on this page was last updated May 30 2017 at 4:03 PM