River levels drop; risk remains high

By James Peters
June 20, 2017 - 4:00pm

KAMLOOPS — The City of Kamloops says there is good news and bad news for the Thompson Rivers through the city.

Utility Services Manager Greg Wightman says for now, it appears the flood risk has waned.

"The forecast models have definitely indicated that our levels at the Overlanders Bridge where the two rivers meet, they are dropping. We will see potentially some small increases with rain events or a stretch of warm weather. Predictions are that it is not getting up to back up to where we were a few weeks ago where we were taking all our measures to protect the city," said Wightman. 

But Wightman notes the conditions for boaters are still treacherous.

He says people should be cautious for debris, submerged objects and faster than expected flows.

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