Parts of the River Ridge Golf Course in Cherryville have been flooded by an overflowing Shuswap River.

Parts of the River Ridge Golf Course in Cherryville have been flooded by an overflowing Shuswap River.

Lumby keeps eye on rivers

Officials and residents continue to watch for rising flood water in Lumby.

Officials and residents continue to watch for rising flood water in Lumby.

Council received a verbal report from municipal staff Monday on recent flooding and the possibility of more challenges, particularly along Duteau Creek.

“We haven’t seen anything like this since 1997 and we’re not out of the woods yet,” said Mayor Kevin Acton.

“There’s still the potential for flooding because of snow at higher elevations and the rain.”

Village crews have been busy ensuring residents have access to sand and sand bags to protect their property.

“There’s been a lot of education,” said Acton of the risks associated with living along a creek.

“This is a primary concern for the village.”

And flooding isn’t just a focus within the village boundaries.

The B.C. River Forecast Centre has a flood watch in effect for the Shuswap River in the rural Lumby area.

There have been reports of the river overflowing its banks, including at the River Ridge Golf Club in Cherryville.