With the most recent weather forecast, we’re expecting even more heavy rain to fall on our watershed, and BC Hydro has again announced it is increasing the flow in the Campbell River.
Water levels have already risen to the edges of the river bank, and we can expect levels to reach higher than they did in December of 2014, when we had localized flooding in low-lying areas near the river.
Again, the City is reminding residents in this area that they should be prepared for water levels to potentially overtop the river bank in the coming days – and that 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 notified property owners along the river over the weekend. 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 are posted.
BC Hydro recommends viewing Elk falls and the increased water flow from the safety of the suspension bridge.