News from Kamloops

June 27, 2012

River Levels Peaking

Kamloops, B.C. - The BC River Forecast Centre has advised that river levels in Kamloops have peaked. Rivers will remain at elevated levels for the next couple of days with a gradual decline leading into the weekend. Based on these forecasts, the Kamloops Emergency Operations Centre will remain on Level 2 activation for the next 24 hours to monitor river levels and inspect dikes and City infrastructure during this time.

Residents are reminded to avoid riverfront areas due to the fast moving current and 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.

River closures issued by the RCMP are still in effect and will continue over the July 1st weekend. 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