The Thompson River at the Overlanders Bridge in Kamloops has risen a metre in the last week.
Utility Services Manager Greg Wightman says, the city has stepped up its monitoring efforts.
“That rise has now triggered the next phase of our flood response plan. So we are onto weekly dyke inspections now. Crews are out inspecting all the dykes that the city of Kamloops owns on a weekly basis now just making sure as the water rises there’s no impact and no structural issues with the protection works that are employees protect us from the rising water.”
Wightman says, waters would have to rise another 1.5 metres to trigger the next step in the city’s flood preparations.