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iN PHOTOS: Rising water in the North and South Thompson Rivers

Officials predict even higher water levels in the North and South Thompson Rivers over the coming days.
June 02, 2017 - 4:30 PM

KAMLOOPS – Many boat launches and pathways around the city are closed as crews keep a close eye on water levels in the North and South Thompson Rivers.

Yesterday the B.C. River Forecast Centre issued a flood watch for the waterways and floodwater is rising at city parks near the river.

Gerry Gorman has lived in his River Street property for 28 years and says the water is "higher than normal," and he and his neighbours are monitoring water levels with a "wait and see approach." While basement flooding isn't a concern at his home, Gorman says some nearby houses are facing flooding issues related to groundwater seepage. Over 28 years he's had to place sandbags three times.

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A view from the Overlanders Bridge shows water covering the sandbar near the Henry Grube Education Centre.
A view from the Overlanders Bridge shows water covering the sandbar near the Henry Grube Education Centre.

The City of Kamloops closed the boat launch at McArthur Island Park due to high water.
The City of Kamloops closed the boat launch at McArthur Island Park due to high water.

A rowboat floats beyond the closed pier at McArthur Island Park.
A rowboat floats beyond the closed pier at McArthur Island Park.

The Thompson River keeps rising at McArthur Island Park.
The Thompson River keeps rising at McArthur Island Park.

A bench is surrounded by water at McArthur Island Park.
A bench is surrounded by water at McArthur Island Park.

Officials have closed many walkways around the city due to floodwaters.
Officials have closed many walkways around the city due to floodwaters.

At least the geese and goslings are enjoying the high waters at Riverside Park.
At least the geese and goslings are enjoying the high waters at Riverside Park.

Crews have taped off areas and walkways at Riverside Park due to high water.
Crews have taped off areas and walkways at Riverside Park due to high water.

Water surrounds a bench and walkway at Riverside Park.
Water surrounds a bench and walkway at Riverside Park.

Gerry Gorman has been at his River Street home for 28 years and says water levels in 2012 reached the circular dirt patch on the right hand side of this photo.
Gerry Gorman has been at his River Street home for 28 years and says water levels in 2012 reached the circular dirt patch on the right hand side of this photo.

Officials are watching high water on the South Thompson River.
Officials are watching high water on the South Thompson River.

The dock in front of Storms On the River is catching debris carried by high water.
The dock in front of Storms On the River is catching debris carried by high water.

City workers have placed these large bags over storm drains as part of the flood watch procedures.
City workers have placed these large bags over storm drains as part of the flood watch procedures.

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

High water under the Overlanders Bridge.
High water under the Overlanders Bridge.

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