Flood watch alert issued for North Thompson River

North Thompson River at McLure expected to continue rising through June 7 and reach peak levels by Friday

Environment Canada says the rainfall experienced as of last Wednesday is pretty normal for the month of June.  Blue River, however, had already received 57 millimetres during the month, while areas of the Kootenays and Northern B.C., were already showing between 30 and 70 millimetres for June.

Due to the constant rainfall, the B.C. River Forecast Centre issued a flood watch today for the North Thompson River on, June 7.  The North Thompson River at McLure was expected to continue rising through Thursday and reach peak levels of approximately 2100‐2200 m3/s (5‐to‐10 year flow), or an additional 20‐40 cm of rise, by late‐that tonight or early Friday.

The River Forecast Centre will continue to monitor conditions and will provide updates as conditions warrant.