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Rising water levels on the Fraser River closed the New West Quay Promenade

The general public is asked to use a concrete route as an alternative route.

File photo of the Fraser River in New Westminster.
File photo of the Fraser River in New Westminster. Photo: Francis Georgian /PNG

New Westminster is on the quay promenade due to rising water levels. Partially closed on the Fraser River.

The city has stated that the wooden part of the promenade will be closed from Saturday to the railway bridge westward in anticipation of rising water levels.

The general public is asked to use a concrete route as an alternative route.

British Columbia has issued a recommendation for the high flow of the Fraser River. River forecast center. This means that river water levels are expected to rise rapidly, but no major floods are expected.

However, the city states that small floods in the lowlands can occur.

Municipal authorities have stated that around the Fraser River coastline, especially around the Keyside, Port Royal, Blade Industrial Zone, Sappaton Landing, and other exposed lowland areas adjacent to the Fraser River or the brunette River. We urge residents to pay attention. ..

They state that city officials will continue to monitor the situation by conducting regular embankment patrols and keeping in touch with state authorities.

Meanwhile, otherriverside communities are strengthening their flood preparedness. Crew members, including missions, will install Tiger Dam flood barriers along low areas of local embankments to prevent potential floods.

It is unclear exactly what the water level will be, but some models predicted a water level of 7.3 meters with a mission gauge by July 7. The last time Fraser exceeded 7 meters on a mission was in 1972. The third largest flood on record since 1894 and 1948.

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— Glenda Luymes{Files from 57}

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