The BC River Forecast Centre has upgraded high streamflow advisories in the East and West Kootenay to a flood watch.
The move was made in response to rising river levels, caused by recent high temperatures increasing the snow melt rates.
The centre says snowpacks are dwindling at mid-elevation, with approximately 30 – 35 per cent of snow remaining at the Moyie Mountain.
At higher elevations, 60 – 90 per cent of the snowpack remains.
The Forecast Center expects rain in the forecast and warm temperatures to cause further increases to river levels, potentially affecting waterways throughout the Kootenays.