Nelson Prepares for High Water and Potential Flooding

Lake levels have been forecast to potentially exceed the highwater elevations observed in 2012 as early as the end of May.  These high levels combined with snowmelt run-off and rain-fall are creating conditions that could ultimately lead to flooding at Lakeside Park, the Lakeside Sports Fields, the dogwalk/Airport area and the waterfront pathway along Sproat Drive.  City of Nelson personnel are currently monitoring lake levels, creek flow, bridges and culverts to ensure water is moving freely.

Sandbags and sand have been made available by the City and are located under the Big Orange Bridge, adjacent to Lakeside Park.

Questions? Please call Public Works at (250) 352-8238.

Residents are advised to stay away from fast flowing creeks. The fast flowing water is extremely powerful and changes in weather can result in levels elevating quickly.

2012 Flood Photos

Flood Area Mapping

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