Shrinking snowpack has allowed the River Forecast Centre to rescind a high streamflow advisory for our region.
Regional District of East Kootenay protective services supervisor Terry Ballin says risk of flooding in our region has significantly dissipated.
“Basically that mid to low elevation snow has been depleted and the rivers within the region are now receding, so that’s good news.”
He adds any heavy rains in the near future could trigger more high water but the forecast doesn’t indicate that will happen.
“If we get rain in the 30 to 40 millimeter amount we could see some issues with some of the local rivers, but I’m not seeing that in the forecast.”
Ballin says they’re still keeping an eye on the Elk River system.
– Terry Ballin, Regional District of East Kootenay Protective Services Manager