Okanagan Flood Watch

With sunny skies ahead in the Okanagan, Environment Canada has canceled the region’s flood watch.

Mission Creek, along with its tributaries around Syilx Territory, Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton and surrounding areas have all had their status downgraded.

“The low pressure system that has affected the interior of central British Columbia over the past few days has evolved,” reads a report from Environment Canada. “Warmer and drier conditions are forecast for the remainder of this week.”

The report adds that at this point in the season, the melting of the snowpack has also eased.

The rivers that run through the Similkameen and Nicola Valley have also had their flood watches cancelled.

The Shuswap River as well as the South Thompson River and its tributaries remain under flood watch. At Enderby, the Shuswap is flowing at 435 cubic meters per second and is expected to peak and begin to recede by May 25.

The South Thompson is currently flowing at 1040 cubic meters per second and is expected to peak in the coming days.

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