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Posted: June 25, 2013

Flooding has damaged dike/trail system

The flooding Elk River has damaged the dike/trail system alongside the river in the District of Elkford.

The district announced yesterday that dike assessments are being conducted with repair work to commence shortly. Residents are asked to stay away from this area, as portions of the dike/trail are missing, and many spots have been impacted by undercutting.

The district is maintaining the State of Local Emergency declared June 20.

The Emergency Operation Centre will return to regular hours for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Should you require assistance during these hours please call 250-865-4000 and someone will direct your call. After hours please call 250-910-4004.

The Evacuation Alert remains in place. An Evacuation Alert means residents should remain alert to changing conditions and be prepared to leave immediately should an order be issued.

Boivin Creek roils toward the Elk River at Elkford on June 21. Ian Cobb/e-KNOW
Boivin Creek roils toward the Elk River at Elkford on June 21. Ian Cobb/e-KNOW

The Elk River continues to recede, but further rain forecasted over the next 36 hours may increase the flow. Residents are asked to stay away from the Elk River and Boivin Creek. Continued debris management will be conducted in Boivin Creek to ensure public safety; therefore, the Peace Park is closed until further notice.

Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) has been authorized for qualifying claimants, such as home owners, residential tenants, small business owners, farmers, charitable organizations and local government bodies, who were unable to obtain insurance to cover these disaster-related losses. More information to be provided shortly, but in the interim, those that have been impacted can find more information at:

Community updates will continue to be provided on the District of Elkford website, Facebook and 91.1 FM. Further updates will be provided as information becomes available.

District of Elkford

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