Flood Watch Issued for Nechako from Isle Pierre to Fraser
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.