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City says flood risk is declining, but river levels continue to run high

·         With rain tapering off, flood risk along the Campbell River is declining – but water levels in the river are expected to run fast and high for approximately two weeks.

·         BC Hydro plans to continue to send high volumes of water out of the lakes through the Campbell River to bring water levels back within normal range for this time of year – and to have room to absorb high volumes of water anticipated in future storms.

·         BC Hydro reduces flow levels during high tides to prevent localized flooding in low-lying areas along the river.

·         People with property in these areas should continue to monitor water levels, and sandbags set out to protect properties of concern should remain in place until river levels return to normal.

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·         In the event that another storm arrives before water levels have dropped, sand and sandbags will continue to be available through the Dogwood Operations Centre to assist in shoring up the river banks if necessary. People must fill their own sandbags and should bring along a shovel to 385 S. Dogwood Street.

·         Emergency calls for water, sewer or road service, please phone 250-286-4033 during regular work hours, 250-287-7444 after hours.

– Contributed by the City of Campbell River

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