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FLOOD WATCH 2017: Kamloops water levels expected to peak over next few weeks

May 25, 2017 - 12:34 PM

KAMLOOPS - Rising river levels in Kamloops may have an impact on property owners over the next three weeks.

The City of Kamloops says in a news release they are continuing to monitor water levels in local waterways. River forecast models are predicting higher river levels may have some impact on the city.

The impact is expected to be relatively minor, with potential water seepage into basements and backyards in low-lying areas. The City says water levels are expected to peak over the next two to three weeks, and property owners may need to prepare.

Sand and sandbags are currently available at several fire halls including Station No. 2 at 1578 Tranquille Rd., Station No. 3 at 1625 Valleyview Dr., Station No. 4 at 615 Porterfield Rd., Station No. 5 on Heffley Creek Rd. and Station No. 6 at 5300 Dallas Dr.

For more information on sandbags, go here.

The City is asking residents to be aware of large bags being deployed to cover catch basins to prevent stormwater from backing up onto roadways. This measure is part of the City's annual flood response plan and is activated when river levels reach trigger points.

Campbell Creek waters have receded off of Barnartvale Road and public works crews have assessed the road for damage, making minor repairs to the road shoulder. It's now been re-opened to regular traffic.

The City is reminding residents to stay well back from waterways.


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