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Trail Creek at Lower Annable rack, June 14. Photo: Trail Times

Kootenay Boundary flood watch update

The regional district activated its Emergency Operation Centre on June 3.

 

Mission Creek is flowing at a height of 2 meters. (Jen Zielinski/Capital News)

Flood watch: Search suspended for missing woman in Kelowna water

The City of Kelowna declared a state of emergency on June 14

 

The River Forecast Centre is warning of incoming rainy weather, that will increase the risk of flooding in several parts of B.C. (TNRD photo)

Heavy rain in parts of B.C. a concern for flood-prone areas: River Forecast Centre

Rain could impact headwaters of the north and south Thompson rivers and the Cariboo mountains

 

A resident captured this photo Duhamel Creek near Six Mile last week. Photo: Dennis Paradine
A resident captured this photo Duhamel Creek near Six Mile last week. Photo: Dennis Paradine
(Photo - Brittany Webster/Kelowna Capital News)

Creek still too high to search for missing Kelowna woman

Mission Creek remains over capacity

(Photo - Brittany Webster/Kelowna Capital News)
Okanagan Lake in Penticton has reached full pool and will continue to rise over the next couple weeks. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Monitoring for flooding as Okanagan Lake exceeds full pool

City of Penticton and fire department ready to activate sandbagging or tiger dams if necessary

Okanagan Lake in Penticton has reached full pool and will continue to rise over the next couple weeks. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
The Gyro Park boat launch is closed due to high river levels. Barricades and signs are in place to keep the public away. Photo: Jim Bailey

Rain, freshet quenches land across the West Kootenay

After a three-day pelting of rain across the City of Trail, sun…

The Gyro Park boat launch is closed due to high river levels. Barricades and signs are in place to keep the public away. Photo: Jim Bailey
The city is keeping an eye on Trail Creek at the intake in the Gulch, and the Gorge Creek intake in West Trail. Photo: Times file

Update: Trail on flood watch, heavy rainfall called for Tuesday

There is localized flooding in the 300 block of Ritchie Avenue in Tadanac.

The city is keeping an eye on Trail Creek at the intake in the Gulch, and the Gorge Creek intake in West Trail. Photo: Times file
The Kicking Horse River in Golden. (Claire Palmer photo)

Flood Watch issued for Upper Columbia

The advisory is in effect for Invermere, Radium, Golden and Revelstoke.

The Kicking Horse River in Golden. (Claire Palmer photo)
A property affected by November flooding of the Nicola River is seen along Highway 8 on the Shackan Indian Band, northwest of Merritt, B.C., Thursday, March 24, 2022. British Columbia officials are closing some roadways as forecasted heavy rainfall and warming weather increases the risk of flooding in parts of the province’s north and Interior. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Communities across B.C. brace for potential flooding this weekend and next week

A late spring thaw and remaining snowpacks mean warm weather could trigger disaster

A property affected by November flooding of the Nicola River is seen along Highway 8 on the Shackan Indian Band, northwest of Merritt, B.C., Thursday, March 24, 2022. British Columbia officials are closing some roadways as forecasted heavy rainfall and warming weather increases the risk of flooding in parts of the province’s north and Interior. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary partnered with Climate and Agriculture Initiative BC to deliver a free virtual workshop for local farmers, producers and ranchers on Thursday, March 17. Photo: Connor Trembley

RDKB hosts Flood Planning Workshop for Kootenay farmers

A Farm Flood Readiness Toolkit will mitigate the risks and give farmers a flood preparedness plan

  • Mar 15, 2022
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary partnered with Climate and Agriculture Initiative BC to deliver a free virtual workshop for local farmers, producers and ranchers on Thursday, March 17. Photo: Connor Trembley
British Columbians are again expected to see an atmospheric river event Nov. 30, and into Dec. 1, with some areas seeing 120 mm of rain. Highway closures will be coming due to this, says Rob Fleming, B.C. Minister of Transportation. Pictured here a truck in the Abbotsford area Nov. 29. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

More B.C. highway closures announced in anticipation of heavy rains

Highway 99 to close at 4 p.m. Tuesday, between Pemberton and Lillooet

British Columbians are again expected to see an atmospheric river event Nov. 30, and into Dec. 1, with some areas seeing 120 mm of rain. Highway closures will be coming due to this, says Rob Fleming, B.C. Minister of Transportation. Pictured here a truck in the Abbotsford area Nov. 29. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
An atmospheric river led to flooding across Metro Vancouver on Nov. 14. Three more are forecast for the weekend into next week, according to Environment Canada. (Shane MacKichan)

Environment Canada issues ‘red alert’ with 3 atmospheric rivers in the forecast

Atmospheric river on Nov. 26 saw 40-60 mm in areas of B.C.

An atmospheric river led to flooding across Metro Vancouver on Nov. 14. Three more are forecast for the weekend into next week, according to Environment Canada. (Shane MacKichan)
Columbia River in Trail. Photo: Trail Times file

Kootenay Boundary regional district monitoring river levels as parts of B.C. flood

The RDKB urges residents to be aware of changing weather and water levels, as well as debris flows.

Columbia River in Trail. Photo: Trail Times file
Forty BC Wildfire Service crew members were deployed to Grand Forks on May 30 to help install temporary flood protection infrastructure. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary rescinds all Grand Forks-area evacuation orders

Evacuation alerts for 1,136 Boundary properties remain in effect as officials monitor forecasts

Forty BC Wildfire Service crew members were deployed to Grand Forks on May 30 to help install temporary flood protection infrastructure. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Volunteers build a sandbag wall on May 21, 2020 to replace a berm damaged in the 2018 Grand Forks flood. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

‘Not technically feasible’: Grand Forks volunteers stack sandbags to fill in damaged dike

Residents hoped governments would do emergency repairs, but learned Sunday that it was up to them

Volunteers build a sandbag wall on May 21, 2020 to replace a berm damaged in the 2018 Grand Forks flood. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Volunteers help fill a gap in the bank of the Kettle River in the Johnson Flats area of Grand Forks on May 31 in preparation for high water. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Boundary freshet 2020: At least 189 properties ordered to evacuate as of June 1

Real-time gauges on the West Kettle, Kettle and Granby rivers suggested Monday water near peak

Volunteers help fill a gap in the bank of the Kettle River in the Johnson Flats area of Grand Forks on May 31 in preparation for high water. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
For the second time in two weeks, residents of Beatrice Street in Grand Forks were ordered to evacuate on May 31, 2020. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

UPDATED: 189 homes in Grand Forks area given evacuation orders

Homes are in the Nursery, Grand Forks Airport, Gilpin Rd., Johnson Flats and Granby Rd. areas

For the second time in two weeks, residents of Beatrice Street in Grand Forks were ordered to evacuate on May 31, 2020. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Flood warning issued for Boundary as Kettle River expected to rise to 20-year return level

Flood warning issued for Boundary as Kettle River expected to rise to 20-year return level

RDKB: This amounts to a high flood risk for low-lying properties in the region

Flood warning issued for Boundary as Kettle River expected to rise to 20-year return level
Jesse McCullough and Cass Hall fill sandbags at the Grand Forks arena on May 28, 2020.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

State of Local Emergency declared for Boundary as communities brace for river flooding

Warm weather and heavy rain could cause sections of Kettle River system to swell beyond 2018 levels

Jesse McCullough and Cass Hall fill sandbags at the Grand Forks arena on May 28, 2020.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)