City map on a shop on Voght Street.
File photo: KDG

The above map was made by a local sign painter some years ago, the art depicts the disposition of the two local rivers passing through Merritt BC.

Overnight brought a low pressure front to us in the Merritt area and a pronounced drop in temperature bringing the Nicola River level down about a foot at the Voght Street bridge, picnic  park semi submerged picnic table scale. Water also retreated back and past the last cross street/cul de sac on Garcia.
The overnight also brought rain and snow and snow is visible at the 4000 ft. level on Iron Mountain.

On this Day: May 24th 1940
Igor Sikorsky flies a single rotor helicopter for the first time.

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