Rivers receding as streamflow advisory for Southern Interior ends
By Jennifer Stahn
(CHARLOTTE HELSTON / iNFOnews.ca)
April 25, 2016 - 2:00 PM
THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Thanks to the cooler weather, river levels are dropping and the high streamflow advisory issued last week for the Southern Interior has ended.
The B.C. River Forecast Centre issued a high streamflow advisory for river systems in the Okanagan, Similkameen, Boundary, South Thompson and Thompson regions last week.
Cooler weather has slowed the rate of snow melt across the region and river levels have begun dropping throughout the Southern Interior. The forecast centre says river levels peaked Friday to Saturday and then began dropping Sunday, leading to the end of the advisory.
Forecasters note river levels should continue to decrease through the week, but warn people to stay clear of rivers and banks because the streamflow may remain seasonally high, leading to unstable riverbanks.
High streamflow advisories are issued when river levels are expected to rise rapidly but no major flooding is expected, though minor flooding may be possible in low-lying areas.
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