Flood Watch Advisory for the South Thompson Watershed June 27, 2020
The Provincial River Forecast Centre has issued a Flood Watch advisory for the South Thompson watershed. The Centre defines a Flood Watch as follows:
- River levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull. Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur.
Note that the advisory applies to rivers but, due to the linkage between river levels and Shuswap Lake levels, issuance of the advisory does indicate that Shuswap Lake levels could increase and remain high for some time.
Our posting on June 24th indicated that Shuswap Lake levels would increase by next Wednesday increasing to a peak on June 29 and 30. However the current forecast predicts that these levels, rather than starting to decrease, would remain elevated until at least July 5th.
SWOA will continue to monitor the predictions from the River Forecast Centre as they are released over the next week and will provide an update if there is a change in the forecasted lake levels.