by BC Hydro on Friday May 19 2023
BC Hydro would like to notify the public that the discharge rates from Arrow Lakes Reservoir will increase noticeably on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20. When combined with the outflows from the Kootenay River, Columbia River levels at Birchbank are expected to increase by 1.8 metres (5.9 feet) over the two days. 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.