Puntledge River siren testing this week
The Puntledge River (James Wood, MyComoxValleyNow.com staff)
BC Hydro says it will be testing the Puntledge River siren warning system on Wednesday.
The tests will happen around 10:00am and will only be for a few minutes to make sure everything is working.
The service recently changed out some siren cards, and it wants to test them
It is reminding residents that if you hear the sirens Wednesday, do not to be alarmed.
Whether planned or unplanned, quick river flow adjustments can be a public safety hazard, so warning sirens are placed along the river from the Comox Dam to Puntledge Park. The sirens provide real-time flow notice for people to move out of the river channel.
BC Hydro also provided an update on where the Comox lake Reservoir levels sit.
Currently, it’s sitting at 132.8 metres. That’s slightly below normal for this time of year according to the service.
The service also says its preparing for flood risk management.
“We’re approaching the time of year for flood risk management operations. We may increase the river flow next week depending on how these storms track and how much water the reservoir receives from run-off.”