WATCH: Snowpack above normal

The snowpack in the Similkameen is above average, prompting regional emergency service personnel to keep a watchful eye on weather conditions.

This is the same area that experienced flooding in 2012 that forced many residents out of their homes.

If the snowpack is mixed with warm temperatures and heavy rainfall, those surrounding areas are at high risk of floods once again.

Environment Canada says the valley will be heating significantly at the start of April, which may increase the amount of run-off.

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