The village of Lumby remains on flood watch.
Chief financial officer Jeremy Sundin says the creek levels are up, but there’s been no damage to infrastructure, and the risk is being monitored.
“The creek levels are certainly high. The water is moving fast. There is a lot of localized flooding. The Salmon Trail has been closed for a while now and it’s completely inaccessible in certain parts as a result of the high waters,” Sundin tells Beach Radio News.
Lumby is not only having to worry about the major snow melt — and possible rain — but also the overflow of Greater Vernon’s reservoirs.
The regional district has said its reservoirs are expected to spill soon, increasing flows in Duteau Creek through Lumby.
Sundin says there’s not much they can do about that, after earlier voicing their concerns.
“Hopefully that increase is manageable, and it’s not reaching the point where it’s causing destruction to municipal or private propperty, and we certainly hope not a risk to health.”
The province has its sandbagging machine in Lumby today and Tuesday, along with 20 firefighters to construct and deploy the bags.
The machine is capable of producing over 1,000 sandbags an hour.
Lumby and area residents can pick up the filed bags by the Lumby Curling Club on Shields Avenue or at the Faulkner Avenue site.
File photo of sandbagging machine