Constant rainfall since late Sunday night, combined with a high snowpack level, has raised water levels across the Southern Interior.
“The EOC is monitoring flood conditions and encourages residents who may live in flood-prone areas to take measures to protect their property,” the Village of Lumby said on Tuesday.
The village noted that Lumby Campground is closed, along with certain areas of the Salmon Trail.
On its Facebook page, the village said there is localized flooding in Lumby, Area D and E, though waters were beginning to recede.
Further, it said sand and sandbags are available to residents in the parking lot across from the curling rink.
On Monday, B.C.’s River Forecast Centre issued a high streamflow advisory for the following areas:
- The Okanagan, including Mission Creek and tributaries east of Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton and surrounding areas
- The Boundary region, including West Kettle River, Kettle River, Granby River and surrounding tributaries
- The Similkameen River, including the Tulameen River and surrounding tributaries
“The recent rain has caused the water levels in our creeks to rise,” said the village. “Be prepared and know your hazards.”