Nechako Remains High
Prince George, B.C.- The flow of the Nechako through Vanderhoof and Prince George continues to be high and will remain so through much of the week.In Vanderhoof, the Nechako was flowing at about 673 cubic meters per second last night, and the BC River Forecast Centre says it expects that rate to continue through to the middle of the week.
Although boaters in Vanderhoof have been advised to stay off the river, the RCMP in that community now advise unauthorized boaters causing wakes that impact flood mitigation works within municipal borders may be charged with mischief, and boats can be impounded awaiting a court date (6-12 months). The washrooms and campgrounds at Riverside Park have been closed, and while the park remains open visitors are advised to stay clear of the river.
The District of Vanderhoof has also been receiving questions aout what to do about mold in basements. The local Health Officer says instead of using bleach, a mild detergent may be helpful. Anyone needing more information on what to do about mold, should contact the local Health Unit at 250-567-6900.
Meantime, downstream at the gauge at Isle Pierre, the flows were registering 1041 last evening.
As for the Fraser River, the level at the South Fort gauge shows the Fraser continues to drop and the River Forecast Centre is not expecting the Fraser to cause any concern.