NEWS

High streamflow advisory issued for Kootenay rivers

06/04/2012 05:08 EDT | Updated 08/04/2012 05:12 EDT

A high streamflow advisory was issued for rivers in the Kootenay region of southeastern B.C. on Monday morning.

The B.C. River Forecast Centre says heavy rain in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday could cause rivers to rise in the East and West Kootenay regions, including the Elk, Kootenay, Slocan, and Salmo rivers.

A high streamflow advisory means river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but no major flooding is expected. Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Meanwhile the city of Prince George has closed Cottonwood Island Park and parts of the Heritage River trails due to high water levels in the central Interior of B.C.

The trails are closed from the Cameron Street Bridge to Fort George Park until further notice.

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