Electoral Area E
Due to high water conditions on Shuswap and Mara Lakes, a number of CSRD parks are now closed to public use.
Electoral Area C
- Shannon Beach – Eagle Bay – This closure only affects the lakefront portion of the park, which will be marked off.
- Sandy Beach – Blind Bay
Electoral Area E
Intense rainstorms predicted for the Salmon Valley did not deliver as much rain as expected over the weekend, greatly reducing concerns about severe flooding of the Salmon River.
Lower-than-forecasted temperatures also contributed to reducing snow melt at higher elevations in the Shuswap, which helped moderate water flows in creeks and streams.
The Shuswap Emergency Program (SEP) is bringing in a specialized sandbagging machine to assist Salmon Valley residents with efforts to protect their properties.
The machine will be running at the Silver Creek Firehall with a crew starting in the morning on Saturday, May 30. Operation or the machine may continue on Sunday depending on the needs in the area.
The Shuswap Emergency Program (SEP) is advising all residents near the Salmon River and other smaller Shuswap-area creeks that there is an increasing risk of severe flooding in the coming days due to the potential for extreme weather.
The Shuswap Emergency Program has sand and bags available for residents who may be at risk of flooding.
Sand and bags are being made available to the public at 20 locations in the Shuswap area. Please see the map below for specific locations, details or any restrictions on availability.
Update: 3:30 PM, Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Please be advised that at of 3:30 PM, the Salmon Arm Landfill is once again able to accept Recycle BC material after receiving a shipment of the large bags needed to collect the recyclables. The recycling depot is back open and the CSRD thanks residents for their patience during the temporary closure.
Update: 9:40 AM, Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Despite the COVID-19 restrictions, technical planning for the new rail trail between Sicamous and Armstrong has moved ahead over the past two months.