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Columbia River levels to rise by roughly 2.5 feet Friday

BC Hydro is advising the public of changes to the discharge rates from Arrow Lakes Reservoir that will take place on Friday, Sept. 4:  

 

Date

Time

Change

From

To

Friday, September 4 

7:30 a.m.

1,416 m3/s

50,000 ft3/s

1,557 m3/s

55,000 ft3/s

 

8:30 a.m.

1,557 m3/s

55,000 ft3/s

1,699 m3/s

60,000 ft3/s

 

9:30 a.m.

1,699 m3/s

60,000 ft3/s

1,812 m3/s

64,000 ft3/s

 

When combined with the outflows from the Kootenay River, Columbia River levels at Birchbank are expected to see an increase in water levels of about 0.77 metres (2.5 feet) from the current levels.  Please make safety your top priority when planning activities near the Columbia River.

For up-to-date reservoir elevation and river flow information, please call BC Hydro’s toll-free number at 1-877-924-2444 or visit bchydro.com. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Coules directly at 250-365-4565.