The Nicola River water levels within the boundaries of the City of Merritt have not changed substantially over the long weekend.
The wildfire unit crew of approximately eighteen (18) members (approved to assist through Emergency Management BC) filled approximately 10,000 sandbags over the course of Sunday & Monday.
The public is welcome to come to the parking lot across from the Civic Centre and help themselves to the sandbags that have been filled. Residents are reminded that they are responsible for sand bagging their own property.
The flooding remains in isolated areas and the major roadways and commercial areas are not impacted. Lions Park and Rotary Park remain closed to the public.
Due to minimal water level changes over the weekend, and with sandbags readily available for public use in the parking lot across from the Civic Centre, the City will only be releasing information as needed.
The City is committed to the safety of this community and would like to emphasize the importance of keeping a safe distance from any flooded areas.
To ensure you are receiving up to date information, please visit the City of Merritt website or Facebook page at:
For more information Contact:
Melisa Miles, Information Officer
City of Merritt
Telephone: (250) 378-8634