Emergency operations activated in Enderby as flood watch issued for Shuswap River

Water from the rising Shuswap River flooded Tuey Park and the parking lot in Enderby, Sunday, May 28, 2017.

ENDERBY - As the Shuswap River rises the City of Enderby is preparing for flood risks.

The B.C. River Forecast Centre has updated its high streamflow advisory on the Shuswap River to a flood watch.

The emergency operations centre was actived by the City today, June 1, as the risk of flooding increases along the river and its tributaries.

Officials say the recent hot temperatures have melted high elevation snowpack, and with the recent rain, the water is rising. The Eage River has also been put on flood watch.

A flood watch means  river levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull, according to the River Forecast Centre. Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur.

In Enderby, sandbags are available at the public works yard at 4308 McGowan St. so residents can protect their properties.

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