Media Release - Bloomer Creek April 17, 2018

Media Release - Bloomer Creek April 17, 2018

Emergency officials and local government staff have responded to localized 
flooding on Bloomer Creek, near Meadowlark Lane, in the Oglow 
subdivision of the City of Castlegar. 


On April 16, 2018 heavy rains and the runoff from a record high snowpack 
caused a private undersized culvert to surcharge causing localized flooding 
concerns. City crews worked through the night to ensure the adjacent 
house was safe from eroding banks. 


The City cautions that creeks and streams are continuing to rise and see 
increased flows. Residents are advised to use extra care and attention 
around local creeks. Hikers and walkers should be aware that fast moving 
water may cause some creek bank erosion and creek bank edges may not 
be stable. 


Crews will continue to monitor trouble spots clearing culverts and other 
blockages that could lead to flooding. Anyone noticing a potential problem 
or a flooding concern is asked to call the Castlegar Fire Department at 911. 
For any further information please contact: 


Lucas Pitts, Director of Civic Works at 250-365-5979 
or 
Chris Barlow, CAO at 250-365-7227

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