District of Sicamous

Flood Hazard Mapping Study underway in the Shuswap

A flood-hazard mapping study, which includes four watercourses in the Columbia Shuswap Regional District ­− Hummingbird Creek, Sicamous Creek, Eagle River and the Salmon River − will be continuing this week and into November.

Residents of these areas may notice crews from BGC Engineering conducting survey work in these areas. All workers will be wearing high-visibility safety gear while conducting fieldwork.

Evacuation Alert Rescind for Sicamous, Alert remains for Swansea Point

The Evacuation Alert issued by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District through the Shuswap Emergency Program for properties in the District of Sicamous due to a wildfire burning near Two Mile Creek is hereby rescinded effective Friday, August 20, 2021 at 12:00 Hours.

All properties in the rescind area are now ALL CLEAR of restrictions. The areas now downgraded to ALL CLEAR status are as follows:

Fire Update, August 9 at 1200 hours

Fire Update for August 9

White Rock Lake - 55700 ha

With the current weather conditions, the fire has mostly stalled with no significant growth in size or direction overnight. There continues to be moderate growth in active areas on the north, northeast, and southeast flanks.

The helicopter fleet includes a Sikorsky 64 SkyCrane helicopter, which has a 2,650-gallon tank that is fillable in less than one-minute. There are also four Kamov heavy helicopters in the fleet. Additional air support is available and will be utilized as required, should conditions allow.


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