BC Hydro would like to notify the public that the discharge rates from Arrow Lakes Reservoir will decrease noticeably on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2. When combined with the outflows from the Kootenay River, Columbia River levels at Birchbank are expected to decrease by 1.3 metres (4.4 feet). Please make safety your top priority when planning activities near the Columbia River.
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 contact Mary Anne Coules at 250-365-4565.