Downtown Lumby was flooding during 2013 because of swollen creeks. (Photo submitted)

Downtown Lumby was flooding during 2013 because of swollen creeks. (Photo submitted)

Flooding a concern in Lumby

Village staff are currently monitoring Bessette, Duteau and Harris creeks

There are no problems yet, but Lumby residents are certainly aware of the flooding threat.

Village staff are currently monitoring Bessette, Duteau and Harris creeks.

“We’re on flood watch year-round but the creeks have risen and we are doing our due diligence,” said Tom Kadla, chief administrative officer.

Sandbags have been put together just in case they are needed.

“There’s higher than average snowpack and there’s been a lot of rain so the ground is pretty wet,” said Mayor Kevin Acton, adding that a sudden increase in the temperature could also fuel high water.

“The perfect storm is there if everything comes at once.”

The last major flooding in Lumby was in 2013.

“It was at the four-way stop (at Highway 6), which was the highest anyone could remember,” said Acton.

Earlier this year, the village received $150,000 in provincial funding for flood protection support. Specifically, the grant will go towards flood and hazard mapping and allow the village to better plan for future flooding.