Residents Reminded to Exercise Caution around Creeks and Streams

Release date: 
May 8, 2020

As the warm weather arrives, the City of Kamloops urges residents to stay well back from waterways, as water volume and speed can change rapidly with snow melt. 

“It’s easy to underestimate the power of rushing water, and we want to make sure residents stay safe this spring,” said Dan Sutherland, Emergency Program Coordinator for the City of Kamloops. 

Flooded creeks and streams are unpredictable. Even though the surface water may be smooth, the water is moving very fast. Never attempt to drive or walk in flood water. A mere six inches of fast-moving water can knock over an adult. Two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles, including SUVs and pick-up trucks.

The City will continue to provide updates on water levels and flood preparation activities as necessary. For more information, visit Kamloops.ca/Flooding