Water to flow even higher in the Campbell River, flooding risk for nearby properties continues

With even more heavy rain forecast to fall on our watershed, BC Hydro is increasing the flow in the Campbell River by another 10 per cent.

Water levels have already risen to the edges of the river bank, and residents should be prepared for water levels to potentially overtop the river bank in the coming days, says a warning from the city issued at 3:24 p.m.

This could cause localized flooding on properties along the river and in nearby low-lying areas through the coming week.

Homeowners are advised to take precautionary measures to shore up their property and can get supplies for sandbags at the city’s Dogwood Operations Centre (385 S. Dogwood – enter from driveway on Merecroft to access sand and bags).

The city notified property owners along the river over the weekend. They will continue to monitor the weather and river levels, and crews are on call to assist as necessary.

Call 250-287-7444 for after-hours emergency assistance. Supplies are also available at the Emcon yard at 7025 Gold River Highway (intersection of highway and Argonaut Road).

Residents are warned to keep a safe distance from the river because of wet, slippery conditions and fast-flowing water. It is most dangerous above Elks Falls, where safety signs are posted.

BC Hydro recommends viewing Elk falls and the increased water flow from the safety of the suspension bridge.

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