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 Balan says risk of flooding in our region has significantly dissipated.
“That mid to low elevation snow has been depleted now and most of the rivers within the region are now receding, so that’s definitely good news,” Balan says.
Balan doesn’t anticipate water levels to drastically climb again anytime soon.
“We get rain in the 30 – 40 millimetre amount, we could see again some issues with the local rivers, but not seeing that in the forecast right now anyways,” Balan says.
The high streamflow advisory had been in place since last week after our region was downgraded from flood watch status.
Balan says they’re still keeping an eye on the Elk River system.
– RDEK Protective Services Supervisor, Terry Balan