Update: Flood Watch for the Upper Columbia including the Kicking Horse River and tributaries around Golden

Update: Due to uncertainty in the position of weather patterns and anticipated rainfall, the River Forecast Centre is upgrading to a Flood Watch for the Upper Columbia including the Kicking Horse River and tributaries around Golden. View the advisory here: https://bit.ly/3xrtVXB⁣

The Golden and Area Emergency Program Coordinator is monitoring the situation and we will provide updates as necessary and when available.⁣⁣

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.⁣⁣

Have you signed up for Alertable yet? Alertable is a free mass notification system to help you stay safe, plan ahead and be in the know before you go during an emergency or evacuation. Residents of Golden and Area A can sign up now at www.csrd.bc.ca/alertable