Be careful of fast-moving water in creeks
NEWS/ CITY HALL — The City of Kamloops is advising that elevated levels and fast-moving water is being reported in smaller tributaries throughout the city, including Peterson Creek, Tranquille Creek, and Campbell Creek.
“We ask the public to exercise extreme caution around these creeks. Make sure your pets are on leashes and keep away from the water,” said fire chief Dale McLean.
The public is reminded that rivers and creeks may become dangerous as water levels rise due to fast moving water. In addition to the dangers of increased water flow along creeks, high water flows can cause bank erosion and instability.
Ditches and culverts can also prove dangerous with fast moving water and debris, so caution needs to be taken when approaching ditches and culverts, said the City.
Anyone who comes across a blocked or obstructed culvert or ditch within the city boundaries is asked to contact Public Works at 250-828-3461.
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