Kettle and Granby rivers upgraded to "flood watch" status
UPDATE: The BC River Forecast Centre has stated that the Granby and Kettle rivers are in a holding pattern. They are only expected to rise if the area sees heavy rain over the next 24 hours.
The BC River Forecast Centre has upgraded their warning from a “high streamflow advisory” to a “flood watch” for the West Kettle, Kettle and Granby Rivers.
A high streamflow advisory means that the water levels are expected to rise quickly but not cause major flooding while a flood watch means the water will go over the banks. The next step from a flood watch is a flood warning, which means the rivers are over the banks and the adjacent areas are flooding.
Boundary small tributory creeks still have a high streaflow advisory.
The flooding is caused by the hot temperatures that cause the snow to melt rapidly off the mountains and rush into the waterways. Heavy precipitation is forecast on Monday and water levels are expected to peak Monday and Tuesday.