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https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/3 ... sing-water

How are the people near running water faring?
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Great I'm all clean now. :biggrin:
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:cuss: , showered and shaved. :biggrin:

Back on topic, if we hit several days of hot weather, Kamloops could get a little damp.
I live near the South Thompson River and the recent rains have brought the river level up a noticeable amount.
https://www.castanetkamloops.net/news/K ... ter-levels
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I don't understand why anyone builds in a potential flood area. I would never buy a place where it would flood. If my place floods Noah will have his Ark ready to go.
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Some people don't do their due diligence. And if you have never lived in an area prone to flooding, it may not be something that would occur to you (being outside the framework of your own experience). And some floodplains have a good long while between floods, so it wouldn't be in recent history.
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At this point, we don't have to worry about the minor tributaries like Mill Creek. They all gather melt from the lower elevations which is mostly done. It'll be the major tributaries like Mission Creek that we'll want to watch as well as the major lake levels. Last data I saw for both looked quite positive and I believe there is little chance of widespread flooding events this year.
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TylerM4 wrote: Jun 7th, 2022, 8:42 am At this point, we don't have to worry about the minor tributaries like Mill Creek. They all gather melt from the lower elevations which is mostly done. It'll be the major tributaries like Mission Creek that we'll want to watch as well as the major lake levels. Last data I saw for both looked quite positive and I believe there is little chance of widespread flooding events this year.
Oh good! not sure i could handle another 137 day flood like the one of..(I think?) 2017
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Only a few weeks ago wasn't the news reporting a great concern about the low level of Okanagan Lake ?
So shouldn't this runoff be welcomed to refill the lake before summer ?
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Walking the dogs along the beach of Okanagan lake yesterday I commented on where the water was in relation to a kids slide.
Today the water appeared to be a bit lower.
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Snowpack in the North Thompson region is at 175%.
Snowpack in the South Thompson region is at 157%.

Downstream will get wet.
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200% of normal means very little this time of year. This station in the Coast mountains is at 800% of normal.
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Also, here is Mission Creek snowpack...
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I live along the Nechako river and typically around this time of year it gets pretty high. I don't have a basement and the previous home owners left the shoreline natural so technically I should be okay so long as Kenny Dam doesn't grenade or the hydro-electric dam out in Kitimat doesn't start flood gating massive amounts of water!

...Coincidentally If Kenny Dam goes, the amount of water that earthen dam holds back...welp! I've driven across it and sweet baby jeebus! :200:
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Quite a long and somewhat sad story behind Kenney Dam which was once the world’s largest clay and rock filled, concrete injected dam. It’s old now and I’d be jittery too, MCB.
The Kenney Dam is a rock-fill embankment dam on the Nechako River in northwestern British Columbia, built in the early 1950s. The impoundment of water behind the dam forms the Nechako Reservoir, which is also commonly known as the Ootsa Lake Reservoir.
Wikipedia has the history.
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Catsumi wrote: Jun 8th, 2022, 10:05 pm Quite a long and somewhat sad story behind Kenney Dam which was once the world’s largest clay and rock filled, concrete injected dam. It’s old now and I’d be jittery too, MCB.
The Kenney Dam is a rock-fill embankment dam on the Nechako River in northwestern British Columbia, built in the early 1950s. The impoundment of water behind the dam forms the Nechako Reservoir, which is also commonly known as the Ootsa Lake Reservoir.
Wikipedia has the history.
One of the guys I used to work with used to fish on it and said it was eerie as there are still old trees upright under the water. :200:
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MCB wrote: Jun 8th, 2022, 10:10 pm
Catsumi wrote: Jun 8th, 2022, 10:05 pm Quite a long and somewhat sad story behind Kenney Dam which was once the world’s largest clay and rock filled, concrete injected dam. It’s old now and I’d be jittery too, MCB.



Wikipedia has the history.
One of the guys I used to work with used to fish on it and said it was eerie as there are still old trees upright under the water. :200:
I recall companies conducting underwater logging operations in the reservoir, pulling out logs that were 60 or so years old.
We tried a few loads, nice looking wood but drying it was a challenge.
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