• Nov 04, 2016

    High-water flowing in Campbell River, flooding risk for nearby properties

     

    Oct 24-16 Committee of the Whole In-Camera

    Oct 24-16 Committee of the Whole In-Camera

    With more heavy rain in the forecast, BC Hydro has increased the flow in the Campbell River.

    Water levels have already risen to the edges of the river bank, and residents should be prepared for water levels to potentially overtop the river bank in the coming days.

    This could cause localized flooding on properties along the river and in nearby low-lying areas through the coming week.

    Homeowners are advised to take precautionary measures to shore up their property and can get supplies for sandbags at the City’s Dogwood Operations Centre (385 S. Dogwood – enter from driveway on Merecroft to access sand and bags).

    The City is in the process of going door-to-door to notify property owners along the river. We will continue to monitor the weather and river levels, and crews are on call to assist as necessary.

    Please call 250-287-7444 for after-hours emergency assistance.

    Supplies are also available at the Emcon yard at 7025 Gold River Hwy (intersection of highway and Argonaut Rd).

    Please keep a safe distance from the river because of wet, slippery conditions and fast-flowing water. It is most dangerous above Elks Falls, where safety signs will be posted.

    BC Hydro recommends viewing Elk falls and the increased water flow from the safety of the suspension bridge.

     

     

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High-water flowing in Campbell River, flooding risk for nearby properties

by Tanya Wood | Nov 04, 2016

 

Oct 24-16 Committee of the Whole In-Camera

Oct 24-16 Committee of the Whole In-Camera

With more heavy rain in the forecast, BC Hydro has increased the flow in the Campbell River.

Water levels have already risen to the edges of the river bank, and residents should be prepared for water levels to potentially overtop the river bank in the coming days.

This could cause localized flooding on properties along the river and in nearby low-lying areas through the coming week.

Homeowners are advised to take precautionary measures to shore up their property and can get supplies for sandbags at the City’s Dogwood Operations Centre (385 S. Dogwood – enter from driveway on Merecroft to access sand and bags).

The City is in the process of going door-to-door to notify property owners along the river. We will continue to monitor the weather and river levels, and crews are on call to assist as necessary.

Please call 250-287-7444 for after-hours emergency assistance.

Supplies are also available at the Emcon yard at 7025 Gold River Hwy (intersection of highway and Argonaut Rd).

Please keep a safe distance from the river because of wet, slippery conditions and fast-flowing water. It is most dangerous above Elks Falls, where safety signs will be posted.

BC Hydro recommends viewing Elk falls and the increased water flow from the safety of the suspension bridge.