Flood warning retracted as water levels drop

By Contributor
May 19th, 2011

Even though the river speed and height are still very threatening, the BC River Forecast Centre is ending the flood warning for the West Kettle River, the flood watch for the Kettle River, and the high streamflow advisory for the Granby River, Salmo River and Moyie River.

River levels peaked early on Tuesday, May 17th, and have been receding since then. The West Kettle River at Westbridge peaked at a 10‐year flow of 165 cubic metres per second (m3/s). The Kettle River, Granby River, Salmo River and Moyie River all peaked below their two‐year flow levels.

River levels are now below levels of concern. A high pressure ridge is forecast to move through British Columbia over the next few days and Environment Canada is forecasting warmer temperatures through the region.

River levels may rise again later in the week with the warmer weather and increased snow melt rates.

The River Forecast Centre will continue to monitor conditions and will provide an update as conditions warrant.

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