BC River Forecast Centre downgrades Kootenay advisory

Heavy rains don't materialize; river situation improves but local issues still possible.

Mouth of Pass Creek near Castlegar.

An update at 9:35 a.m., Tuesday May 14 from the BC River Forecast Centre has downgraded the advisory to a High Streamflow Advisory for the Kootenay Region (medium-sized watersheds including the Slocan River, Moyie River, Salmo River, Elk River, Bull River).

They have also ended a High Streamflow Advisory for small-sized watersheds including Redfish Creek and Duhamel Creek in the Kootenay Region.

The monitoring centre stated that with cooling temperatures and low rainfall amounts forecasted over the coming days, river levels are expected to improve tomorrow and through the week.

In the freshet season, localized flooding can occur unexpectedly and the BC River Forecast Centre will issue any advisories as appropriate.

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