Be Flood Prepared

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is asking residents to be aware of expected heavy rains and possible rising lake and river levels which could result in flooding.

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.


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:


Deb Burnett

Administrative Assistant for Fire and Emergency Services


The content on this page was last updated May 10 2017 at 4:22 PM