As flood water conditions on Main Street change on a daily basis, the District of Lillooet continues to monitor the situation and manage the overflow.
“We’re moving it back and forth as it goes up and down,” Chief Administrative Officer Grant Loyer told the News June 11. He was describing the works crew’s efforts to divert the dirty floodwater across and down Main Street on some occasions and under Main Street in other instances.
Loyer had just finished a conference call on emergency management with officials from the PREOC emergency operations centre in Kamloops.
He said the local flood level appeared to drop a bit over the weekend but was up again on Monday.
The recent wave of wet weather has caused flooding in some southern interior communities.
“A lot of it depends on whether we’re getting precipitation or not,” Loyer said. “Lumby is in a world of hurt now. There’s a lot of concern in Enderby, too, because the river’s rising there.”
He expressed concern that local residents have interfered with the District’s water management efforts on a few recent occasions.
“They’ve been playing with the two plates on the two catch basins at Main and 9th in front of the mayor’s office.” He said. “That diverts water into the REC Centre parking lot and then down on to the CN tracks, which CN doesn’t like.”
Loyer asked people not to tamper with the catch basin covers.