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Jul 6, 2022

Shuswap Lake Level Update 2022

A Flood Watch remains in place for the Shuswap at this time. The Shuswap Emergency Program's Emergency Operations Centre remains activated to monitor the situation and react as needed.

As part of this, we will be posting a lake level daily during the flood watch period. Please use this information as a guide to help you make decisions about what flooding precautions are needed to...

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Jul 6, 2022

Evacuation Alert Rescinded: Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park

The Evacuation Alert issued July 3, 2022, by the District of Sicamous through the Shuswap Emergency Program due to the potential danger to life, health and property caused by the threat of a landslide in the Wiseman Creek area is hereby rescinded effective Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at 10:00 Hours.

All properties in the Evacuation Alert area are now...

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Jul 3, 2022

Evacuation Alert: Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park

15:00 Hours

An Evacuation Alert has been issued by the District of Sicamous at the Shuswap Emergency Program’s Emergency Operations Centre. The threat of a landslide near Wiseman Creek in the District of Sicamous is increasing due to predicted thunderstorms in the area. Due to the potential danger to life, health or property, an Evacuation Alert is in...

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Jun 30, 2022

Sorrento-Blind Bay Spray Park open for the long weekend

Update: 

The Sorrento-Blind Bay Spray Park is now back open for public use.

Parks staff are still working on some drainage issues, but the water is on and the park is operational. 

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciated your understanding while repairs were made. 

 

Original Post: June 28, 2022

The Spray...

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Jun 30, 2022

High-water risks persist around Shuswap Lake

Shuswap Lake is remaining on Flood Watch this weekend and into early next week, as heavy rains are in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday. While the weather looks mainly warm and sunny for the...

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Jun 29, 2022

Water Quality Advisory issued for Sunnybrae Beach

Sunnybrae Beach has been placed on a Beach Water Quality Advisory due to unacceptable E.coli bacterial counts found in recent routine water samples. 

The beach is not closed, however, Interior Health is advising that due to the elevated...

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Jun 29, 2022

Keep sandbags in place

A Flood Watch still remains in place for the Shuswap and the South Thompson. Unsettled weather and rain is causing the lake level sensor readings to fluctuate, as you can see in the posted graph from Environment Canada below, but the level is still generally hovering around the 348.9-metre mark. This is close to the 2018 flood level.

The risk of showers and thundershowers continues to...

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Jun 28, 2022

Unsettled weather making high-water predictions uncertain

Levels of Shuswap Lake continue to remain relatively stable around the 348.9 metre mark, despite some rainfall activity in the Shuswap in the early to late morning.

The Shuswap Emergency Program continues to...

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Jun 27, 2022

Lake level holding steady, risk remains

While the levels of local lakes and rivers have begun to stabilize, a Flood Watch is being maintained by the BC River Forecast Centre for Shuswap Lake due to continued potential for heavy rainfall in the coming days.

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Jun 26, 2022

Shuswap Lake close to 349-metre mark

Shuswap Lake hasn’t peaked yet.

The gradual but steady rise of the lake level continues, coming just shy of the 349-metre mark at noon on Sunday. High temperatures are predicted to increase snow melt feeding into the lake,...

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