BC Flood

B.C. homeowners are being urged to take steps to prepare for the possibility of a flood by moving equipment and other assets to higher ground. (J.R. Rardon)

‘Entire province faces risk’: B.C. citizens urged to prepare for above-average spring flooding

Larger-than-normal melting snowpack poses a threat to the province as warmer weather touches down

 

Water levels at Cedar Point Park near Likely continue to be high, as seen here Friday, June 26, and more rainfall is in the forecast through to Thursday, July 2. The Cariboo Regional District is advising residents in some areas of the Cariboo and Chilcotin to be on alert for flooding. (Tate Patton photo)

B.C.’s major rivers surge, sparking flood warnings

A persistent low pressure system over Alberta has led to several days of heavy rain

 

(The Canadian Press)

River centre says heavy rains could bring flooding to central, northeastern B.C.

Water levels are already unusually high and river banks can be extremely unstable

 

The water level in Okanagan Lake is above full pool and may rise by a few more centimetres before the lake level peaks this year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Okanagan Lake level surpasses full pool

Significant flood damage not expected in Summerland this year

The water level in Okanagan Lake is above full pool and may rise by a few more centimetres before the lake level peaks this year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Snow covers Klahhane Ridge and the Olympic Mountains on Wednesday morning as seen from Port Angeles.

Okanagan flooding risk ‘moderate’

Barring some extreme, record-setting rain, flooding in Okanagan Lake is extremely unlikely this year

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Snow covers Klahhane Ridge and the Olympic Mountains on Wednesday morning as seen from Port Angeles.
The RDOS is advising residents that high snowpack and rain may trigger flooding this spring.(Black Press files)

Prepare for possibilities of spring flooding in Okanagan, RDOS warns

High snowpack and rain may cause flooding in areas of the South Okanagan - Similkameen

  • Feb 15, 2020
The RDOS is advising residents that high snowpack and rain may trigger flooding this spring.(Black Press files)
Tom Jarvis speaks with a driver at the start of Bamfield Main on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Heavy rain from an ‘atmospheric river’ that hit the west coast of British Columbia on the weekend caused several washouts on the 88-kilometre road. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the News)

Storm strands travellers, cuts off only road access to remote B.C. community

Bamfield still waiting for promised road upgrades after fatal bus crash last September

  • Feb 3, 2020
Tom Jarvis speaks with a driver at the start of Bamfield Main on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Heavy rain from an ‘atmospheric river’ that hit the west coast of British Columbia on the weekend caused several washouts on the 88-kilometre road. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the News)
Submitted photo of Russell Farms Market near Crofton on Vancouver Island on Feb. 1, 2020. (Amanda Costin photo)
Submitted photo of Russell Farms Market near Crofton on Vancouver Island on Feb. 1, 2020. (Amanda Costin photo)
A home is surrounded by flood waters from the Similkameen River near Keremeos, in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Waters rising in flood-ravaged southern B.C. as residents brace for ‘round two’

Heavy rains and spring runoff combined to push floodwaters to levels not seen in 70 years in and around Grand Forks last week.

A home is surrounded by flood waters from the Similkameen River near Keremeos, in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Water is expected to force the closure of Highway 3 in several spots when the Similkameen River rises again laster this week. (File photo)

May long affecting Okanagan-Similkameen flood preparations

Hotels fill up as RDOS seeks emergency lodging; residents with medical needs should self-evacuate now

Water is expected to force the closure of Highway 3 in several spots when the Similkameen River rises again laster this week. (File photo)

Bridge collapse in Okanagan Falls

A bridge has collapsed along Shuttleworth Creek in Okanagan Falls

Evacuation order made as creek floods in South Okanagan

An evacuation order has been issued due to flooding in Okanagan Falls

  • May 10, 2018
Out of the flood, into the fire

Out of the flood, into the fire

BC wildfire crews redeployed but flood recovery efforts continue

Out of the flood, into the fire
Okanagan Lake levels slowly dropping

Okanagan Lake levels slowly dropping

Okanagan Lake level dropped 1.3 centimetres from yesterday and is now at 343.067 above sea level

Okanagan Lake levels slowly dropping
Kelowna city manager Ron Mattiussi (left) and Mayor Colin Basran show Premier Christy Clark maps identifying potential flooding ares along the city’s lakeshore during a visit by Clark to City Park in Kelowna Tuesday.—contributed

B.C. premier checks out flooding in Okanagan

Christy Clark pays low-key vistis to Penticton, Summerland and Central Okanagan Tuesday.

Kelowna city manager Ron Mattiussi (left) and Mayor Colin Basran show Premier Christy Clark maps identifying potential flooding ares along the city’s lakeshore during a visit by Clark to City Park in Kelowna Tuesday.—contributed
The Across The Lake Swim is scheduled to go July 15.—Image credit: Capital News file

Across The Lake Swim still a go say organizers

The event will feature 1,200 swimmers and go July 15 despite the high level of Okanagan Lake.

The Across The Lake Swim is scheduled to go July 15.—Image credit: Capital News file
Wind and rain in forecast add to flooding concern

Wind and rain in forecast add to flooding concern

Wind and rain in forecast add to Central Okanagan flooding concerns

Wind and rain in forecast add to flooding concern
Tuesday night’s windstorm ripped many docks along Okanagan Lake off their moorings (foreground) and submerged many more (background), as well as pushing water over some flood protection measures along the lakeshore.—Image credit: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Okanagan Lake continues to move toward record high levels

Expected temperatures of 30 C could send more melted snow water flowing down already swollen creeks.

Tuesday night’s windstorm ripped many docks along Okanagan Lake off their moorings (foreground) and submerged many more (background), as well as pushing water over some flood protection measures along the lakeshore.—Image credit: Alistair Waters/Capital News
Wind kicked up waves, knocked down trees

Wind kicked up waves, knocked down trees

Crews are clearing windfall from streams and inspecting and assessing flood protection measures

Wind kicked up waves, knocked down trees
Wind worries as Okanagan lake continues to rise

Wind worries as Okanagan lake continues to rise

Wind could create more flooding issues

Wind worries as Okanagan lake continues to rise