Evacuation Alert rescinded for Cold Spring Creek
The Evacuation Alert has been RESCINDED for the Cold Spring Creek area in Fairmont Hot Springs.
The alert had been in place since May 31 when heavy rain resulted in localized flooding and debris on both Cold Spring Creek and Fairmont Creek.
“The crews have been working steadily since May 31 to restore channel capacity. Debris removal has now been completed at the Cold Spring Creek reservoir and it is back to 100% capacity,” explained Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Information Officer Loree Duczek.
The Evacuation Alert for Fairmont Creek remains in place as efforts continue to excavate and remove debris from the debris traps on Fairmont Creek.
Over the weekend, the rain gauge at Fairmont received 7.5mm of rain and crews focused their efforts on the debris trap on Hole 12, where an additional 289 loads were removed from this location alone. Crews will continue to focus in this area and on the debris traps on the uppermost section of Fairmont Creek today.
Further up the highway, work continues in the lower reaches of Windermere Creek. A second excavator was added on Sunday and both machines are back at work today removing sediment and debris from the creek channel from Victoria Avenue to the mouth of the creek.
The evacuation alert for 10 properties along Windermere Creek remains in effect at this time.
Continued updates and information will be posted via the RDEK’s email groups, website and social media pages. To sign up for the email notification or the Evacuation Notification Alert system, visit www.rdek.bc.ca.
Lead image: Map showing the area covered under the Cold Spring Creek Evacuation Alert. RDEK map