RDKB Freshet Projections Say Caution
A riparian forest is defined as a forested or wooded area adjacent to a body of water such as a river. The image above is not necessarily a black cottonwood riparian forest. (supplied by Unsplash: Luca Bravo)
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary continues to watch rivers closely as they move toward peak flows for the following week to ten days from now. The Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is activated to Level 2, with a Freshet Advanced Planning Team dedicated fulltime to river monitoring.
Mark Stephens, EOC Director for the RDKB said:
“Until we are closer to the weekend when river and weather forecast models enter the high confidence range, we won’t know which freshet scenario we are going to see, except to say that we are nowhere near what we saw in 2018. We could see one- to two-year return for river levels, and as always with high water could see some erosion.”