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Flood risk still looms as snowpack remains high in East Kootenay

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Snowpack levels are still well above normal in the East Kootenay and Columbia Valley causing the spring melt to possibly extend into late July.

This comes from the latest update from the BC River Forecast Centre.

The East Kootenay is sitting at 177 per cent of normal snow levels up from 166 per cent two weeks ago.

The Upper Columbia region was at 165 per cent of normal on June 1 but is now at 212 per cent.

Both areas remain at relatively high risk.

A high streamflow advisory is still in place.

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