City of Salmon Arm

Flood Watch Issued for the Shuswap Region

12:00 PM

The BC River Forecast Centre has upgraded the Shuswap Region including the Shuswap River, Eagle River, and surrounding tributaries to a Flood Watch.

Hot temperatures since the weekend have led to significant snow melt, and rising river levels.  Thundershowers and rain over the past 24 hours has added to this runoff. Precipitation totals since yesterday have been in the 5-25 mm range, with the highest amounts of precipitation being observed in the East Okanagan, Shuswap, Kettle and West Kootenay regions.  

Request for Proposals – Bird Control - Salmon Arm Refuse Disposal Site

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is seeking proposals from qualified contractors to perform the duties associated with the provision of an effective nuisance bird control program at the Salmon Arm Refuse Disposal Site using non-lethal methods for a three year term. 

Proposals will be accepted until 11:00 AM PDT on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the office of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District.  Please download the RFP document for further details and the complete scope of the project.

Free Yard, Garden and Metal Waste Recycling Event Extended to June 4, 2017

The CSRD’s free Yard, Garden and Metal Waste Recycling Event is extended until Sunday, June 4, 2017 for the Revelstoke, Sicamous and Salmon Arm Landfills and the Falkland, Glenemma, Malakwa, Scotch Creek, Seymour Arm, Skimikin and Trout Lake Transfer Stations. 

Materials accepted in the free event include leaves, weeds, grass clippings, tree limbs up to 8 inches in diameter and all metal materials (items containing refrigerant will be subject to a $15 removal charge). 

Shuswap Emergency Program Call Centre

The Shuswap Emergency Program has activated a call centre in support of emergency events occurring throughout the Shuswap region. 

For all emergency related information requests and inquiries please contact:

Emergency Operations Centre
250.833.3351 

Please continue to visit the CSRD website at www.csrd.bc.ca for information updates. 

 

Ryan Nitchie, EOC Information Officer
Shuswap Emergency Program

Media Release

Flooding and Sandbag Information

The heavy rain from overnight thunderstorms, combined with snow melt from warmer temperatures has seen the flow and level of several water courses rise.  

Sandbags are available for residents concerned about protecting their property from flooding.  Property owners are responsible for taking steps and having the necessary equipment to protect their properties from flooding.

Flooding and Sandbag Information

The heavy rain from overnight thunderstorms, combined with snow melt from warmer temperatures yesterday has seen the flow and level of several water courses rise.  

Sandbags are available for residents concerned about protecting their property from flooding.  Property owners are responsible for taking steps and having the necessary equipment to protect their properties from flooding.

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