Grand Forks NewsNewsRegional News RDKB Pumps Saddle Lake Dam SHARE ON: Alex Alan, staff Friday, Apr. 13th, 2018 Water levels are now rising in creeks and rivers across the Kootenay Boundary. The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary is taking steps to stay ahead of this year’s flood-season. They’re receiving 190 thousand dollars through Gas Tax funds to build a spillway to reliably manage water levels year round at Saddle Lake Dam. In the mean time they’re lowering the reservoirs water level as the project can’t begin until after the 2018 freshet. Manager of Infrastructure and Sustainability Goran Denkovski says residents shouldn’t be alarmed. //www.mygrandforksnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Goran_Saddle_Clip1_04-13-2018.mp3 He explains how pumping can help. //www.mygrandforksnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Goran_Saddle_Clip2_04-13-2018.mp3 Denkovski also reminds you that it’s illegal to alter any water course. //www.mygrandforksnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Goran_Saddle_Clip4_04-13-2018.mp3 The RDKB is also helping stage over 50 thousand sandbags primarily across the Boundary.