B.C. Hydro is advising the public to stay away from Elk Falls as the water flow rate down the canyon will be 15 times higher than the base.
The extra water release will continue to early May, and people are encouraged to stay clear, particularly upstream from the falls, for the next five months.
However, Stephen Watson of B.C. Hydro says it will provide good viewing opportunities from the Elk Falls suspension bridge and the lookout.
The release is to make up for a water flow decline because of the transition of the John Hart Generation Station replacement.
Watson says the target flow for fish habitat is 122 cubic metres per second through the first half of February.