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Rivers rising following rain and snow-melt

The Similkameen River.
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May 15, 2014 - 3:14 PM

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN – The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has released a high stream flow advisory for rivers within the Thompson- Okanagan region.

The high stream is attributed to high temperatures melting the region’s mid-level snow pack.

Levels will also be affected by a moderate amount of rain (10-50 mm) expected over the May long weekend.

Rainfall coupled with the flow from melted snow could lead to localized issues in locations with smaller rivers.

Flows on the Similkameen River, Mission Creek and Salmon River are expected to approach or exceed regular flow levels. No major flooding is expected while minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Updates will be provided if conditions change.

To contact a reporter for this story, email gbrothen@infotelnews.ca, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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