A spillway dug near Crawford Creek to help reduce flooding.

Emergency warning lifted for Slocan Valley

RDCK officials say the water has dropped enough that flooding is no longer a concern for Slocan Valley West Road.

The local state of emergency for flooding in Slocan Valley was lifted Thursday.

The original emergency notice was issued June 6 as a precaution for residents living Slocan Valley West Road. There was a risk that rising water levels, caused by heavy rain and melting snowpack, would cause the Slocan River to flood over the road, and compromise access to some homes.

However that didn’t occur and officials from the Regional District of Central Kootenay say the water has dropped enough that flooding is no longer a concern in that area.

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