Flood watch lifted on North Thompson; remains on South Thompson

Water under the Overlanders bridge has crept up past the sandbar and trees.

KAMLOOPS – The flood watch on the North Thompson and Thompson River has been downgraded to a high streamflow advisory, however the South Thompson still remains under a flood watch.

A high streamflow advisory means river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but major flooding is not a concern, according to the B.C. River Forecast Centre. With the current advisory, minor flooding in low-lying areas is still possible.

The South Thompson is still under a flood watch which means river levels are rising and will approach and spill over the bank.

Even though the flood watch is lifted on the North Thompson and Thompson river through Kamloops and downstream, Dave Campbell with the B.C. River Forecast Centre says a weather forecast calling for about 20 mm of rain on Thursday could bring another surge to the North and South Thompson.

Campbell says over the weekend the rivers could reach 2012 levels.

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