News

Elk River on flood watch after heavy rain

By Sally MacDonald

 

The Elk and Kootenay Rivers are on flood watch after steady rainfall.

Some area in the Kootenays have seen up to 10 cm of rain in the last few days, according to Environment Canada. A rainfall warning remained in effect for the East Kootenay at time of print.

The heavy rain led the River Forecast Centre to issue a Flood Watch for rivers in the Kootenay and Columbia regions, naming the Elk River in Fernie and the Kicking Horse River in Golden as the most at risk of flood.

On Wednesday afternoon, the centre recorded 350 cubic metres of water a second in the Elk River at Fernie, which puts it at its average peak over five years. Typically flooding occurs around the 10-year peak, according to David Campbell of the River Forecast Centre.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Woman rushed to hospital after train and car collision
 
NDP blasts lottery corporation spending
 
Site C dam construction to start next summer
Growing pains for police investigation unit
 
Aerobatic jet team added to 2015 Abbotsford International Airshow lineup
 
RDEK Directors officially sworn in
Elkford celebrates the re-birth of Rocky Mountain Elementary
 
Polak pitches B.C. climate strategy in Peru
 
Terrace hockey players feed Osoyoos Coyotes

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 11 edition online now. Browse the archives.