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RDKB to spend $5,000 to review 2020 freshet response

RDKB to spend $5,000 to review 2020 freshet response

The province is also kicking in $5,000 for the review of flood protection rollout and communications

 

Petra Nielsen, Mark Wolford and dog Rose Tyler pose on the front stoop of their new home in Grand Forks. The couple met at the Danville border crossing to sign the purchase papers in June, because Wolford, an American, was not allowed across the border at the time.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Boundary couple navigates a cross-border marriage and new home during a pandemic

Petra Nielsen and Mark Wolford dealt with a buyout and a closed border to find a home

 

Volunteers help fill a gap in the bank of the Kettle River in the Johnson Flats area of Grand Forks on May 31 in preparation for high water. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Rural Boundary areas get funding for flood risk assessment

The study will mesh with those completed for Grand Forks, Midway and Greenwood

 

Spring flooding financial relief available for affected residents

Spring flooding financial relief available for affected residents

The provincial funds are for those affected by flooding in May and early June

Spring flooding financial relief available for affected residents
The Cache Creek fire hall escaped flooding in April 2020 (pictured), but rapidly rising water levels following heavy rainfall on July 1 choked a culvert near the hall and caused flooding to it and a nearby park. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

300 Cache Creek residents on evacuation alert due to flood risk as river rises

Heavy rainfall on Canada Day has river rising steadily, threatening 175 properties

The Cache Creek fire hall escaped flooding in April 2020 (pictured), but rapidly rising water levels following heavy rainfall on July 1 choked a culvert near the hall and caused flooding to it and a nearby park. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The City of Grand Forks and the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary spent nearly $335,000 during its state of local emergency to brace for potential flooding.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

$335K spent on Boundary flood protection for 2020 freshet

The RDKB and City of Grand Forks are submitting their receipts to the province

The City of Grand Forks and the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary spent nearly $335,000 during its state of local emergency to brace for potential flooding.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Johnson Flats resident Ray Morasse raises his hand to ask a question during a community meeting on flood protection between residents of the neighbourhood and local government officials.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Johnson Flats residents urge clarity, support with flood protection

‘[The bank] was there. It broke. Put it back’

Johnson Flats resident Ray Morasse raises his hand to ask a question during a community meeting on flood protection between residents of the neighbourhood and local government officials.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Residents say that the parking area for townhouses gets flooded by runoff from Granby Road when there are heavy rains in the area.                                 (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Residents say that the parking area for townhouses gets flooded by runoff from Granby Road when there are heavy rains in the area.                                 (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
River levels throughout the interior have been high due to snowmelt and rainfall. The River Forecast Centre has predicted a high risk of flooding in this summer in many areas. (Black Press file photo)

How to safely drink water in areas impacted by flooding

Quality and safety of drinking water can be affected during and after floods

River levels throughout the interior have been high due to snowmelt and rainfall. The River Forecast Centre has predicted a high risk of flooding in this summer in many areas. (Black Press file photo)
UPDATE: B.C.’s Central Kootenay issues evacuation orders for hundreds of residents due to flooding

UPDATE: B.C.’s Central Kootenay issues evacuation orders for hundreds of residents due to flooding

An evacuation alert covers all areas except the Cities of Castelgar and Nelson

UPDATE: B.C.’s Central Kootenay issues evacuation orders for hundreds of residents due to flooding
A berm damaged in the 2018 flood lets water flow into Johnson Flats on May 19.                                 (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Six homes ordered to evacuate early Tuesday morning in Grand Forks due to flooding

Two of the six were put on evacuation alert Monday evening

A berm damaged in the 2018 flood lets water flow into Johnson Flats on May 19.                                 (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Grand Forks firefighters delivered six evacuation orders to homes on Johnson Flats around 1:30 a.m. on May 19 as the Kettle River cut off road access to the area. (RDKB/Submitted)

Six homes ordered to evacuate early Tuesday morning in Grand Forks due to flooding

Two of the six were put on evacuation alert Monday evening

Grand Forks firefighters delivered six evacuation orders to homes on Johnson Flats around 1:30 a.m. on May 19 as the Kettle River cut off road access to the area. (RDKB/Submitted)
RDKB issues evacuation alert for 9 properties on Manly Meadows Road in Grand Forks

RDKB issues evacuation alert for 9 properties on Manly Meadows Road in Grand Forks

Rising river water may cause road access to be cut off, RDKB says

RDKB issues evacuation alert for 9 properties on Manly Meadows Road in Grand Forks
Sandbags and sand available for Boundary residents as river levels rise

Sandbags and sand available for Boundary residents as river levels rise

A rain warning for the region on May 13, and levels rose over long weekend too

Sandbags and sand available for Boundary residents as river levels rise

Grand Forks resident releases documentary on 2018 flood

‘Our stories need to be told […] It’s a small town and the impact was immense’

VIDEO: Aerial tour of flooding in Williams Lake area

VIDEO: Aerial tour of flooding in Williams Lake area

Thanks to Wayne Peterson, the Tribune is providing an aerial view

VIDEO: Aerial tour of flooding in Williams Lake area
City of Williams Lake officials face challenges in the week ahead as extremely high water levels ravage the river valley. (Scott Nelson photo)

‘Out of control’: Cariboo flooding pushing partially-treated sewage into Fraser River

City asks residents to moderate water usage as broken line spills partially treated effluent

City of Williams Lake officials face challenges in the week ahead as extremely high water levels ravage the river valley. (Scott Nelson photo)
The RDKB is closely monitoring flood levels at various creeks and rivers in the region. File photo

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary closely monitoring rising water levels

District said regional snowpack levels are currently at 122 per cent of normal

The RDKB is closely monitoring flood levels at various creeks and rivers in the region. File photo
Drone view of Rose Lake Ranch. (Phillip Hartmann photo)

Cariboo ranchers don hip waders to work in flooded fields

Water levels are historical for the 127 year-old ranch

Drone view of Rose Lake Ranch. (Phillip Hartmann photo)
A contractor works at Huston Road in the 150 Mile House area Thursday, April 23, 2020. (Monica Lamb-Yorski - Williams Lake Tribune photo)

Rising B.C. rivers may have peaked, others still show flood threat: forecaster

The Cariboo Regional District issued evacuation alerts for 29 properties near 150 Mile House on Wednesday

A contractor works at Huston Road in the 150 Mile House area Thursday, April 23, 2020. (Monica Lamb-Yorski - Williams Lake Tribune photo)