The overflowing Shuswap water system caused more flooding problems Tuesday as it approached its anticipated peak today.
Enderby residents on Riverdale Drive were the latest households to receive evacuation alerts Tuesday afternoon.
The Shuswap River breached its banks and flowed over the road, onto properties and into some basements, said Tate Bengston, Enderby's deputy chief administrative officer.
"It's gradually creeping into some basements and up some property lines," said Bengston.
Residents of 10 properties on Riverdale Drive were warned to prepare for a quick retreat with grab-and-go bags of indispensable items and important documents. They were also provided with emergency social services information.
"They're strong people and they're doing the best they can to cope with it and taking proactive steps in terms of sandbagging to secure their property," said Bengston.
The rise in the Shuswap River occurred as water from its overflowing tributaries filtered in.
"We're hopeful that most of that has worked through and we've felt the impact. Provided there's no more adverse weather, things will start to moderate here a bit," said Bengston.
And along Shuswap Lake, Blind Bay Road was closed to traffic between Centennial Drive and Marine Way on Tuesday as water covered the roadway.
High water also caused headaches in Chase as increased turbidity led to a water quality advisory for the village on Tuesday. Interior Health advised anyone with newborns and those with compromised immune systems should boil water before drinking.
Shuswap Lake at Salmon Arm reached 30-year levels at 349.38 metres Tuesday with additional rises of up to five centimetres expecting to attain peak levels Wednesday.
The area's emergency operations centre also put out a call to boaters to slow down as speeding crafts can cause wakes to burst through a protective barrier and create more flooding of residential properties.
The Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process (SLIPP), a collaborative planning and program delivery initiative by Shuswap communities, government agencies, First Nations and local governments, is conducting patrols on Shuswap, Little Shuswap, Mabel, Mara, and Adams lakes and the Shuswap River.
Meanwhile, a B.C. emergency official says some residents of flood-ravaged Sicamous could be back in their homes soon.
As many as 350 people were evacuated from two subdivisions on the weekend after flash floods damaged homes, other property and vehicles.
Chris Duffy of Emergency Management B.C. says an evacuation order for the Swansea Point area is expected to be lifted today and floodwaters ease off in some areas.
He also says he also expects Sicamous to ask the provincial government for help under the disaster financial assistance program, which can provide aid to homeowners to repair flood damage not covered by their property insurance.