High Streamflow Advisory: Upper Columbia including the Kicking Horse River and tributaries around Golden

A low-pressure system is expected to migrate into the region, bringing a period of wet weather on Monday into Tuesday. Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for the Elk Valley and East Kootenay, which is expected to experience the heaviest rainfall, with likely total rainfall amounts in the 30-45 mm.

The River Forecast Centre has issued a High Streamflow Advisory for streams in southeast BC including:

  • Upper Columbia including the Kicking Horse River, Illecillewaet River and tributaries around Invermere, Radium, Golden and Revelstoke

With the potential for increased river flow, we would like to remind residents to use extra caution in and around the river during this time:

  • Exercise caution around riverbanks as fast-moving water can cause erosion and destabilization of riverbanks.
  • Warn children about the dangers of fast-moving water, especially if you live near the river.
  • Keep pets away from fast-moving water.

The River Forecast Centre continues to monitor the conditions and will provide updates as conditions warrant. The Golden and Area Emergency Program Coordinator is monitoring the situation and we will provide updates as necessary and when available.

View the advisory here: http://bcrfc.env.gov.bc.ca/warnings/advisories/FWT_2022_06_12_1100_Kootenay_upg.pdf

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