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Posted: May 31, 2021

Efforts continue to undertake debris removal

The Evacuation Alert remains in place at Fairmont Hot Springs.

“Late this afternoon we received approval to undertake debris removal from the reservoir /debris trap on Cold Spring Creek. We are now securing a contractor to complete the work,” reported Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) communications director Loree Duczek this afternoon (May 31).

“We are continuing to work to secure required approvals for the debris removal on Fairmont Creek. There has been no significant change in the amount of debris in the debris traps at this time and the creeks are running clear.

“With the warm temperatures this week we could see an elevation in creek flows as upper elevation snow melts,” Duczek said, adding another update will be provided June 1.

The State of Local Emergency has been extended.

Area under the Fairmont Creek alert
Area under the Cold Springs Creek alert.


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