Possible Flooding Expected for Residents in Low Lying Lake and River Front Properties

The Central Kootenay area is expected to experience extended warm temperatures over the next week. The Regional District of Central Kootenay is asking residents to be aware of rising lake and river levels which could result in flooding due to a melting high level snow pack.

Kootenay Lake levels are currently at 1749.72 feet and are expected to rise to 1753.1 feet by June 2nd; with a possible rise to 1754 feet by the following weekend. Current BC river forecast centre levels forecast the Slocan River at close to a once in 10 year level for next week.

Residents are advised to monitor lake, river and creek levels as the warming trend expected for the region will likely see rivers continue to rise. Residents should also stay away from fast moving water and be cautious of debris in water.

Residents living in low lying lake and river front properties should remain vigilant and take precautions to protect their properties from flooding.

Filled sandbags will be available at the Balfour Fire Hall, 308 Beggs Road from Saturday May 27th onwards. 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.

1. SAME AS SANDBAG   LOCATION

2. 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

YMIR FIRE DEPT &   VILLAGE OF SALMO

 

Village Shop, 124   Lagoon Rd.

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.

124 LAGOON RD, SALMO

 

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.

CLICK HERE for Kootenay Lake water levels

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 25 2017 at 4:47 PM