The risk of rivers or lakes flooding in the Shuswap is nearly over.
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) reported on May 29 that the BC River Forecast Centre has discontinued its high stream-flow advisory for the Shuswap region and tributaries of the South Thompson River, including the Salmon River, Adams River, Eagle River and Shuswap River.
Levels of the Salmon and Shuswap rivers are now going down. No significant river increases are anticipated.
The CSRD reported that Shuswap Lake is at 348.49 metres and leveling off. Because the Environment Canada forecast is currently calling for temperatures ranging from 26 to 31 C over the next seven days with no precipitation, the Shuswap Emergency Program is not expecting flooding.
According to the CSRD, some high-elevation snow packs in the region have almost completely melted, while others to the eastern end of the watershed (Park Mountain and Enderby Tower) have roughly half their snowpack remaining.
Residents and visitors are advised to remain cautious as some rivers continue to run high and fast. Stay back from creek and river banks, and ensure children and pets do as well.
Boat operators must also be cautious with all the debris from spring run-off. You’re also asked to slow down and keep boat wakes low near the lakeshore.
Like us on Facebook follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our daily newsletter.