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Advisory issued as North and South Thompson river levels to rise rapidly

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May 30, 2017 - 3:10 PM

KAMLOOPS - Residents are asked to be alert to rising waters expected in the North and South Thompson rivers according to the B.C. River Forecast Centre.

Thompson-Nicola Regional District says in a news release that the forecast centre has issued a high streamflow advisory for the rivers and all tributaries.

This means river levels are rising, or expected to rise rapidly, but no major flooding is expected. Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

The regional district is asking residents in those low-lying areas to be on alert for high water flows and to keep children and livestock away from unstable riverbacks, which can suddenly collapse.

Residents should be watching for debris flows that can damage pump intakes, culverts and bridges.

If you notice flooding in your area or need sandbags to protect your property, contact the Emergency Management B.C. Coordination Centre at 1 800-663-3456.

The regional district says it will stay in contact with the river forecast centre to monitor the situation.

For more information on river levels in the area, go here.


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