With the start of the spring snow melt, the Cariboo Regional District is warning people to prepare themselves for potential flooding early.
Speaking for the Cariboo Regional District, Emily Epp says it’s early, and while the flood risk depends on the weather in the coming weeks,
“We are actively monitoring some of the higher than normal streamflows that we’re seeing throughout the region, and just want residents in the Cariboo to be prepared.”
With snowpack levels currently 110 per cent of normal, Epp says, all eyes will be on the weather in the weeks ahead.
“This is the time now where residents might have a bit of a window to start preparing and should start thinking about it, assessing their property, and making sure they have an emergency plan in place.”
Prepared because the snow cover is currently 110 per cent of normal, and fires last summer may mean not as much water can be absorbed into the ground.
Epp says, families should come up with plans now for livestock, sandbagging or any medication needs.
She adds, if a stream or river on your property starts rising, call the provincial emergency reporting line at 1-800-663-3456.