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Flood Watch Issued for Nechako from Isle Pierre to Fraser

Monday, June 1, 2015 @ 4:22 AM

community sandbag event

Volunteers gathered in Vanderhoof  on Sunday to fill sandbags –  photo courtesy District of Vanderhoof facebook page

Prince George, B.C. – As the residents in Vanderhoof attended a volunteer sandbagging event on Sunday to  hold back the waters of the rising Nechako River, the River Forecast Centre has  upgraded the  advisory  for the  stretch of the Nechako from Isle Pierre to the Fraser River.

Previously, that  section of the Nechako was under a high streamflow advisory,  but it is now a Flood Watch.

The River Forecast Centre says flows on the  Nechako at Isle Pierre,  were are 977 cubic metres per second last night,  and it is expected to  rise more this week.

Water levels on the Fraser River at South Fort George were at  8.66 metres last night,  with further increases in water levels  expected this week The  Flood watch also remains in place for  the Nechako River at Vanderhoof,  as  the river was  flowing at  637 cubic metres per second last night and  could  reach 670 cubic metres per second early  this week.



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