News from Kamloops

June 26, 2012

Anticipated River Peak

Kamloops, B.C. - The Kamloops Emergency Operations Centre has received reports from the BC River Forecast Centre confirming the anticipated river peak in Kamloops to be less than previously forecasted. The anticipated peak is expected later today or early tomorrow morning. The City has completed protection measures in anticipation of this peak.

Based on the weather forecast for minor rainfall over the next 24 hours, the Emergency Operations Centre is reminding residents in low-lying areas that they may experience localized pooling on roadways and boulevards due to sealed drainage catch basins. Crews will be available to respond and pump as necessary. Residents are directed to call 250-828-3461 if they are experiencing excessive pooling.

Residents should use extra caution on the Rivers Trails as there is sand and gravel on the pathway from the installation of the Gabion flood baskets. Caution should also be taken in all areas adjacent to riverbanks due to swift water and potential erosion risks. Please obey all signage.

Residents are reminded that the river closure issued by the RCMP is still in effect. Due to navigational hazards, safety concerns and erosion along the corridor, boaters and recreational watercraft users are advised to stay off the rivers.

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Media Contact:
Tammy Robertson, Information Officer
City of Kamloops
250-819-4665
trobertson@kamloops.ca