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Columbia River level to rise one metre today and tomorrow

BC Hydro is advising the public of changes to the discharge rates from Arrow Lakes Reservoir that will take place today and tomorrow:  

 

Date

Time

Change

From

To

Thursday, June 25 

4:00 p.m.

h

1,302 m3/s

46,000 ft3/s

1,444 m3/s

51,000 ft3/s

5:00 p.m.

h

1,444 m3/s

51,000 ft3/s

1,585 m3/s

56,000 ft3/s

6:00 p.m.

h

1,585 m3/s

56,000 ft3/s

1,727 m3/s

61,000 ft3/s

Friday, June 26 

11:00 a.m.

h

1,727 m3/s

61,000 ft3/s

1,868 m3/s

66,000 ft3/s

12:00 p.m.

h

1,868 m3/s

66,000 ft3/s

1,982 m3/s

70,000 ft3/s


When combined with the outflows from the Kootenay River, Columbia River levels at Birchbank are expected to see an increase in water levels of about 1 metre (3.0 feet) over two days from the current levels.  Please make safety your top priority when planning activities near the Columbia River.

If there are changes to the above plan, another email will be sent out. 

For up-to-date reservoir elevation and river flow information, please call BC Hydro’s toll-free number at 1-877-924-2444 or visit bchydro.com. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 250-365-4565.