The Duteau Creek has been flooding the Salmon Trail in Lumby

The Duteau Creek has been flooding the Salmon Trail in Lumby

Region braces for more rain

Environment Canada forecast full of rain, creeks and rivers being closely monitored

  • Jun. 13, 2012 6:00 a.m.

There could be little break from the rain over the next few days. And that has the North Okanagan closely monitoring water levels.

Environment Canada has forecast rain today through Sunday, except a small break in the clouds Friday.

Therefore employees of the regional districts and municipalities continue to monitor creek and river levels.

“The current water flows have not changed significantly,” said Gord Molendyk, information officer for the North Okanagan’s Emergency Operations Centre.

“The Emergency Operations staff wants to emphasize that people along the Shuswap River and all the creeks in the region should continue to take measures to protect their property. Sand bag the low areas and keep your culverts clear.”

Concerns about any creeks in the region should be reported to Ministry of Environment. Any concerns about roads in the area to Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

“We thank you for your patience with the current conditions as we all work to get through it safely,” said Molendyk.