On the 17th and 18th of May I decided to take a look at flooding around where I tend to go riding. Due the large amount of rain lately, creeks have been overflowing, and LOTS of homes have been damaged, some even destroyed, but lately the rains have abated, and THAT threat is diminishing.
HOWEVER - the "elephant-in-the-room" is the snow-pack in the mountains that surround us, 147% of the NORMAL snow-pack. The level in Okanagan Lake (and the others here) has been steadily rising, now ABOVE "full-pool" - the level at which it is FULL - so from now on it WILL be flooding. The fact that temps are into the mid-20s C (80F) this weekend will ONLY exacerbate the issue, so I grabbed my trusty camera and headed N. As I got down along the E shore I saw a dock that was JUST barely level w/ the water, and then took this pic at Okanagan Centre.
Usually there's several feet from the walk-way to the lake, and they're installing 'water-dams' (rubber tubing, filled w/ water so looks like a sausage) along beaches here.
The next day I rode down BC 33 to 'check-out' the Kettle River (where a major fire occurred in August '15). There was a BIG snowfall a few days ago at higher elevations
and here's two pics of the BIG WHITE ski area from S on 33.
When I was approaching the Kettle River Park I took several pics of the remains of the fire
before I turned into the Park to survey the Kettle River....