For Immediate Release (May 30, 2017): The B.C. River Forecast Centre has issued a High Streamflow Advisory for the Thompson rivers, including the North and South Thompson, and all its tributaries.
A High Streamflow Advisory means that river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but that no major flooding is expected. Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.
The TNRD urges residents living in low-lying areas to be on the alert for high water flows and to keep children and livestock away from unstable riverbanks, which are prone to sudden collapse. They should watch for debris flows that could damage pump intakes, culverts and bridges.
Should you notice flooding in your area, or require sandbags for protection of private property, please contact the Emergency Management B.C. 24-hour Emergency Co-ordination Centre at 1.800.663.3456. Or go to http://www.gov.bc.ca/preparedbc for more information about flood preparedness.
The TNRD will remain in contact with the B.C. River Forecast Centre to monitor the situation and will provide assistance and information as conditions warrant.