KELOWNA, B.C. – Warm weather has caused rapid melt of the snowpack, causing waters to rise in the Southern Interior. It has prompted the B.C. River Forecast Centre to issue a high streamflow advisory.
Rain forecast for Sunday could put some rivers well above normal levels over the long weekend.
All small to medium sized watersheds are under the advisory in the following areas:
– Okanagan – including areas to the east of Kelowna to Vernon, including Mission Creek
– Shuswap – including the Salmon River near Falkland through to Salmon Arm, Sicamous and surrounding areas.
The Salmon River at Falkland is currently flowing at an estimated 30 m3/s (exceeding a 5‐year flow).
(Courtesy: B.C. River Forecast Centre)
According to the B.C. River Forecast Centre, upwards of 25 mm of rainfall could shower the region between Sunday and Monday.
This is the second high streamflow advisory issued in the past two weeks.