The levels of the North and South Thompson Rivers, on the rise in Kamloops due to the warm temperatures.
Utility Services Manager Greg Wightman says, at the Overlanders Bridge, the river rose 25 centimetres since Monday, 27 centimetres for the South Thompson at River Street, and 34 centimetres for the North Thompson.
“The thing that we hope not to see is generally speaking, you can handle the warmer temperatures. It’s when you get warm temperatures followed by a rain event. They call it a rain on snow event, and that’s when you start getting a lot of moisture falling on top of snow that’s melting and that’s when you can get to see a significant rise in the river in a short period of time.”
Wightman says so far, the melt has been orderly.