If you are worried about potential flooding, sand and sandbags are available at the lift station next to the Legion at KP Park.
The village is keeping a close watch on both Erie Creek and the Salmo River. At this time (9:00 am Tuesday) both watercourses are not in danger of overflowing their banks and would need to rise considerably. The current rain is expected to taper out by this evening. Provided the rain stops, tomorrow will be the day they would peak.
The RDCK has issued a “Flood Watch Advisory” for the region, and specifically highlights the Kaslo River below Kemp Creek, the Slocan River near Crescent Valley and tributaries around Creston and Nelson. Due to rising snowmelt rates and 30 to 50mm of expected rainfall in the forecast the potential for flooding continues to increase. Residents are advised to stay clear of the fast flowing rivers and potentially unstable riverbanks during the high streamflow period.
Watch this site or the Village Facebook page for updates or visit the RDCK site for the latest Flood Watch information: http://www.rdck.ca/