Conditions throughout the region improved somewhat over the long weekend. High waters have receded, and the outlook is good for now. However, higher temperatures are forecast for the week ahead, which may lead to rapid snowmelt and a subsequent rise in water levels towards the end of this week is still a major possibility, particularly if we receive significant rainfall as well. The RDCK will continue to monitor the situation and check in with other agencies—including local authorities, FLNRO and the BC River Forecast Centre—as the week progresses and continue to keep all stakeholders informed.
Therefore, the Village and surrounding parts of Area G are continuing in “response” mode – i.e. preparing in case of flooding, although the bulk of the work is done. For the time being, all evacuation alerts in Salmo and Area G will remain in place as a precaution—the Village and the RDCK thanks everyone for their patience and cooperation.
We will provide further updates over the coming days.