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High water alert for Robson Valley

Hot temperatures over the past several days have triggered significant amount of snowmelt, resulting in high water levels in area rivers and streams.  

Exercise extreme caution near rivers and streams.  Water is rising and moving quickly.  There may be debris in the water that can be hazardous.  Stay a safe distance from banks as the rising water can make the banks unstable.

Preparing for a Flood

If you live near a river or stream, take steps to prepare an emergency plan in the event rising waters threaten your home or access to your home.  Prepare a 72 hour emergency kit if you don’t already have one.  Make a plan for any pets or livestock.

Further information on preparing for a flood can be found at:  

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/preparedbc/know-your-hazards/floods 

Sandbags

A limited supply of sand and bags is available for those whose primary residence is threatened by the high water event.  

Sand and sandbags are located at: 

Robson Valley Recreation Centre, 441 Columbia Street, McBride

Canoe Valley Recreation Centre, 100 Elm Street, Valemount

Lakes District Maintenance Tete Jaune Yard, 13410 Blackman Road, Tete Jaune

 

Information on how to build a sandbag dike can be found at:  

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/preparedbc/know-your-hazards/floods/during-flood 

Roads

For updated information on local road conditions and any closures, contact Lakes District Maintenance or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LDMSA20 

If high water is threatening your primary residence and you need support, please call the Regional District 24 hour emergency line at 1-800-667-1959.