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Flood Forecasting
Flood Tubes
River and Lake Levels
Sandbag Filler
Snow Conditions
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Weather Forecast
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Weather Forecast
Environment Canada 5 Day Forecast

5-day forecast for the Salmon Arm region, other cities selectable. Also offers a free service to have this forecast automatically delivered as e-mail at a time of your choice, up to 3 times a day. If you need to keep a eye on the weather this is definitely the best service you can get.

Environment Canada WeatherOffice

Snow Conditions   Top
B.C. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks

This web site offers some good information during the flood season. If you are interested in the overall runoff conditions and snowmelt process you definitely should check the Spring Runoff Report. Don't expect too much local coverage. Snow data are mostly in form of measurements and charts and not very informative. Updated only during the snow season.

Snow Information for British Columbia

Emergency Management   Top
Provincial Emergency Program (PEP), BC Ministry of Attorney General

Official PEP web site with rather disappointing flood content. Online collection of the published brochures including Flood Proofing your Home. Tips are mostly based on the worst possible scenario and sometimes far beyond the requirements given by the laws of hydrostatic force. Most remarkable tip: flood your basement with drinking water (try to explain that your flood insurance company!). At least you find information on how to claim financial disaster assistance. If you looking for phone numbers and contact addresses, check out this site.

Provincial Emergency Program
Flood Forecasting and Status Reports   Top
B.C. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks

Flood warnings and status reports provided by the BC River Forecast Centre. Regularly updated and clear formulated. See category for snow conditions.

Spring Runoff Report

River and Lake Levels, Stream Flow Data   Top
Environment Canada

In cooperation with BC Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Probably the best site to get the facts. Access the water flow and level information from many streams taken by Environment Canada's gauges. Just select the gauge on the map and see the data displayed in graphs. Very customizable. Available only during the flood season.

Water Level and Flow Information currently not available


BC Hydro Reservoir and HydroMet Data for British Columbia. Access BCHydro's own measurements on reservoirs and streams. Some data are not available online yet but can be requested in form of weekly reports, which also include some forecasts based on gate openings and dam management.

Water Filters   Top
AdvancedWaterFilters.com, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Advanced Water Filters offers premium reverse osmosis systems, whole house water filters, water testing kits, faucets, shower filters and replacement filters for all systems on the market. They are also the exclusive distributor of the Tap Master Artesian, which is a state of the art reverse osmosis system. This unit balances the pH of the water as well as re-deposits the calcium and magnesium into the water for great taste.

AdvancedWaterFilters.com - Water Filters & Softeners

Sandbags   Top
IMS-PLUS, Edwardsville, IL 62025-2435 USA

IMS-PLUS is a stocking business, which also delivers sandbags worldwide. Orders may be placed online. Polyester sandbags with nylon string tie closure at top are as low as $1.50 US each.

IMS-PLUS - Sandbags

Sandbag Filler   Top
Cape Storm Enterprises, Redondo Beach, CA 90278

The Rapid Bagger system is a manual sandbag filling device. It can be handled by a single person and allows the filling of up to four sandbags. If you are looking for an affordable filler to decrease time and man-power during a flood event you should definitely take a look at this system.

Cape EnterpStormrises

Septic   Top
Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co.

FloodGate automatic backwater valves. Very good technical descriptions.

Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co.

Valve Solutions, Inc., Evansville, IN 47724-0129

Backflow Preventers


Suds-N-Flood Tamer, Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Suds-N-Flood Tamer backflow control. Goes into the pipe just below your toilet. Probably the most inexpensive system available.


Flood Tubes   Top
AQUA DAM and Diversion Ltd., Salmon Arm, BC

Nice web site with some pictures and detailed technical information. Could contain more practical examples instead of calculating its properties. Information about prices missing.

AQUA DAM and Diversion Ltd.

Other Links   Top
Cottage Living

Home page for the Cottage Living magazine. Review the latest articles, news and features for cottage / cabin owners and renters. The extensive links section lets you find all the information you need.