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Creeks throughout the Central Okanagan are on the rise thanks to the sunshine and high daytime temperatures. While the low and mid-elevation snowpack has pretty much melted the higher than normal upper elevation snow levels are starting their descent. At the present time there are no areas of concern, however if the warm weather is combined with heavy rains, the risk of above average creek levels and potential flooding could rise. Local governments and the BC Ministry of Environment continue to monitoring water levels and weather conditions connected to the annual spring runoff and if needed the BC River Forecast Centre will issue advisories, watches and warnings. In the meantime, Central Okanagan property owners who’ve had flooding issues in the ...


With more rain in the forecast through the weekend for the Central Okanagan and area lakes at extremely high levels, waterfront property owners and those in low lying areas near creeks and streams are encouraged to take steps needed to protect their property.

With the wet weather and continued high elevation snow-melt, the BC River Forecast Centre has issued a High Streamflow Advisory for the Okanagan, including Mission Creek.  The advisory means river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but that no major flooding is expected.  However, minor flooding is possible in low-lying areas.


The BC River Forecast Centre says a High Streamflow Advisory has ended for the Okanagan.


While the threat of flooding has moderated with more seasonal temperatures in the forecast, the Central Okanagan Emergency program and local agencies continue monitoring the flow and levels of area creeks and water courses.



Central Okanagan waterfront property owners and those living near creeks, streams and low lying areas should consider making annual flood protection preparations.  They’re responsible for taking the necessary precautions against the risk of flooding.


Local governments and the Provincial Government are monitoring water levels and weather conditions connected to the annual spring runoff and if needed will issue further notices. 


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