Lake level holding steady, risk remains

Monday, June 27, 2022

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.

Positive news on the flooding front is snowmelt risks appear to be subsiding, as the snowpack has diminished.

The weather over the next few days will be critical in seeing whether lake levels will rise further or will start to decline. The Shuswap Emergency Program is reminding residents in flood-prone areas to be aware of the weather patterns, as any rain could increase river flows and push lake levels higher.

Regardless of the weather forecast, it is expected high water conditions will continue much later into July than normal. 

Photo: High water near Captain's Cove Marina in Canoe. (Jan Thingsted/CSRD photo)