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Flooding concerns persist in southern Interior

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Riverside Park in Kamloops has been closed to the public after high water flooded the park, submerging park benches and trees. The pillar on the left marks previous flood years. 1999 at the bottom followed by 1972, 1948, and up at the top, the 1894 flood level (Submitted by: Jonah Birchwater)

The B.C. government has issued an Evacuation Alert for people who live along the Shuswap River. The alert covers an area from Sugar Lake near Cherryville to Mabel Lake near Enderby and on to Mara Lake.

Emergency Info B.C. says low lying properties are especially vulnerable. Sandbagging stations have been set up in Cherryville and Grindrod.

In Kamloops meanwhile, both the North and South Thompson Rivers are spilling over their banks.

The city has closed its boat launches and provided sandbags to people living along the waterfront.

To check on water levels and how people are doing Daybreak host Chris Walker reached Mel Norman, who lives on Mable Lake, and Richard Gale who lives on Furrer Road next to the South Thompson River, in Kamloops.
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