Provincial Government release
Creeks, rivers and lakes in many parts of B.C. are experiencing higher
than normal water levels due to increased rain and snowpack melting,
with communities around the province experiencing flood risks or
flooding. People planning on celebrating Canada Day near a creek, river
or lake should pay attention to flood bulletins and weather forecasts
and choose an area that is safe.
If unsure of the conditions of the creek, river or lake near them,
* Stay out of the water. Consider the risks associated with canoeing,
kayaking, rafting and inner-tubing as fast-flowing water could make
these activities deadly.
* Stay away from fast-flowing water.
* Children and pets should never be left unattended near creeks, rivers
* Stay well clear of flooded areas, flood waters can erode the banks
along waterways making them unstable and unsafe.
* Stay aware. Weather patterns and water levels can change quickly and
cut off access to campsites, trails and roads without much warning.