A resident captured this photo Duhamel Creek near Six Mile on Sunday. The rising creek has placed the nearby community on evacuation alert. Photo: Dennis Paradine

A resident captured this photo Duhamel Creek near Six Mile on Sunday. The rising creek has placed the nearby community on evacuation alert. Photo: Dennis Paradine

UPDATED: Evacuation alert rescinded for Six Mile area near Nelson

A flood watch advisory remains in place

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has rescinded an evacuation alert for Six Mile residents near Duhamel Creek northeast of Nelson.

The alert had been issued for 164 properties on Sunday, but in an update Tuesday the regional district said creek levels had dropped.

“While we are able to remove the alert at this time, residents in Six Mile and throughout the RDCK need to understand freshet season is far from over,” said Chris Johnson, RDCK emergency operations centre director, in a statement.

“The snowpack remains unusually high for this time of year and it is imperative for residents to be prepared and stay informed by monitoring local weather and current stream flows.”

A flood watch advisory remains active for the region. Residents and visitors should be prepared to leave at any moment, and pets and livestock should be relocated to a safe area.

Erosion and flooding reports should be sent to the Provincial Emergency Co-ordinator Centre at 1-800-663-3456.

The RDCK’s emergency operations centre public inquiry line is 250-352-7701.

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