The Oyster River had already overflown its banks on Tuesday morning

Oyster River could exceed 20-year flood level

Folks with property on the Oyster River should probably be filling their sandbags

According to Emergency Info BC, folks with property on the Oyster River should probably be filling their sandbags.

“River levels on Vancouver Island and the Central Coast have risen substantially overnight (Dec. 8),” according to the alert issued at 10:45 a.m. on Dec. 9.

“Flows on the Tsolum River and Oyster River are now above the 10 year flood level and are expected to continue to rise today (Dec. 9), potentially exceeding the 20-year flood level.”

Flooding on the banks of the Oyster River at the Island Highway bridge (Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror).

We will continue to monitor the situation and update this story at campbellrivermirror.com