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New flood watch, high stream advisory, evacuation warning when rain inflates B.C. River

Due to up to 40 millimeters of rain in central British Columbia, the River Forecast Center has upgraded the Nechako River system to a flood warning. After Tuesday

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South Thompson River levels on June 21.
The water level of the South Thompson River on June 21st.Photo: Dave Eagles /jpg

The recent heavy rains that cross the interior of the central and southern parts of B.C. In many areas, river levels are inflating, encouraging new flood monitoring and higher river flow recommendations.

The River Forcast Center has upgraded the Nechako River system to a flood warning as it rained up to 40 millimeters in central British Columbia. Since Tuesday, what the Center has been causing is a "rapid rise" in water levels near Vanderhoof and west of Prince George.

High-flow recommendations have also been made for waterways through the Chilcotin region west of Williams Lake and upstream of the Columbia River north of Golden, where water levels are expected to reach five years by Thursday. .. The

Center maintains flood warnings for the Quesnel River east of Williams Lake and monitors floods on the Thompson and South Thompson Rivers, including Shuswap Lake. We are monitoring the effects of rain in these areas.

High river flow is expected later this week along the Fraser River and Emergency Information B.C. Evacuation alerts are said to be posted at numerous Fraser Valley facilities, including Langley, Fortran, Abbotsford, and Harrison Mills, just east of Chilliwack.

According to a statement from Langley's Township, an evacuation warning was issued when Fraser exceeded 5.5 meters at a major measurement point, and the river forecast center was at a level above 6 meters. Is requesting. Predicting upstream rainfall outflows on Friday will at least add to the rising stream next week.

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