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River levels to increase by 2 feet, extra care is advised

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

Tuesday, June 16

6:00 p.m.

h

425 m3/s

15,000 ft3/s

566 m3/s

20,000 ft3/s

Wednesday, June 17

8:00 a.m.

h

566 m3/s

20,000 ft3/s

708 m3/s

25,000 ft3/s

9:00 a.m.

h

708 m3/s

25,000 ft3/s

807 m3/s

28,500 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 0.62 metres (2.0 feet) over two days from the current levels.  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 do not hesitate to contact me directly at 250-365-4565.