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Kelowna, British Columbia Residents monitoring mission creek water levels after heavy rains

Kelowna, B.C., often watch mission creeks carefully after heavy rains from Sunday to Monday. .. A river forecasting center that publishes flood monitoring for BC waterways.

So far, Okanagan's July is wet. The Southern Interiorreceived 10-20 mm of precipitation from Sunday, leading to thefloodclock.

"This is a combination of therainthat occurred yesterday and the rain that can occur in the next few days," said a water literary artist at B.C. River Forecast Center, Jonathan Void.

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Mission creek is the largest to feed Okanagan It is a tributary of the lake. Recent rainfall has also affected the water level of the lake.

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"This rainfall event, which happened late yesterday, pushed the lake up another centimeter," Boyd said. Said.

"Repeat, compared to a few centimeters down recently. Perhaps it's approaching the peak of the lake this season.

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There is a risk of flooding in some areas, Out-of-season precipitation is good news for our forests, when the state was usually all-handed during the forest fire season ..

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"The B.C. The Drought Technology Working Group met for the first time last week and it was fully done. Everywhere ranked to zero, ranked from zero to level 5. "It was," said Boyd.

"This is the first time I remember that no part of the state was worried about drought at this point of the year."

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Garden returns to Mission Creek One woman Latland says she's not worried yet, but the situation I am watching carefully.

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"This year was much higher and longer lasting than any other year I lived here. "Fatima said. Akehurst.

Normally, Akehurst says he enjoys the small sandy beaches in his backyard, but he couldn't use it at all this year.

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40 degrees It was hot weather, so we were actually sitting in a stream and the water was so low that we had to build a small pool, "Akehurst explained.

"This year is very high, consistently high, and goes up and down with every rain."

During flood surveillance, the general public asks to stay away from the mission creek. However, there is some grace in the prediction.

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"For a long time-future range forecasts do not anticipate large amounts of water," explained global news meteorologist Peter Quinnlan.

"I saw scattered watering, but I don't think it will have a big impact on the water level, so what was really worrisome was the humidity from Sunday to Monday."

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The River Forecast Center monitors the situation and keeps updating recommendations as weather conditions change.

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