Local rivers not on flood alert

Higher banks along the Thompson south of Kamloops hold the rising waters at bay.

From Abbotsford to Sicamous, communities along the Fraser and Thompson rivers were watching the rising water levels over the weekend while packing their overnight bags.

Ashcroft Administrator Michelle Allen says  Ashcroft isn’t on any sort of flood watch alert, although levels along the lower bench – down the by the River Inn and Legacy Park – are the highest they’ve been in a long time.

“We’re monitoring and watching it very closely,” she says, adding that there was some flooding of the same area in the 1970s. As of Friday afternoon, Allen says there was still six feet of bank to clear before the river could breach it.

Cache Creek Administrator Leslie Lloyd says there have been no advisories or warnings issued for the Bonaparte River.

“We’re keeping an eye on things,” she says, “but there is no saturation in the ground (by the river).”