High Water Information

RDCK Media release - June 21 - for immediate release

  • Jun. 21, 2012 12:00 p.m.
Flooding is a very real possibility in much of the RDCK

Flooding is a very real possibility in much of the RDCK

With an above average to high snow pack remaining in some areas, warmer temperatures, and the possibility of heavy rains in our region this weekend, the Regional District of Central Kootenay is urging everyone to be prepared for flooding.

Property Owners are responsible for protecting their land and property. To assist those property owners in potential flood areas, designated Fire Stations throughout the Regional District have sandbags available for emergency use. If high water is threatening your property these materials can prove useful, but remember, your safety is more important than your belongings.  Stay safe and prepare before an event occurs.  If you have experienced high water encroaching on your property in the past, you may expect that again this year.

For Kootenay Lake Levels, visit  HYPERLINK “http://www.fortisbc.com/Electricity/CustomerService/KootenayLakeLevels” http://www.fortisbc.com/Electricity/CustomerService/KootenayLakeLevels.

An emergency can happen anytime and everyone needs to be prepared to manage on their own for at least 72 hours.

For more information on personal and family preparedness including details on proper sandbagging techniques, visit the Provincial Emergency Program web site:   HYPERLINK “http://www.pep.bc.ca” www.pep.bc.ca .

For information on river levels:   HYPERLINK “http://bcrfc.env.gov.bc.ca/warnings” http://bcrfc.env.gov.bc.ca/warnings . For RDCK Public Notices please go to:   HYPERLINK “http://www.rdck.bc.ca/publicinfo/notices.html” http://www.rdck.bc.ca/publicinfo/notices.html .

TO REPORT A FLOODING EMERGENCY CALL 1 800 663-3456