City to Start Work to Clear Channel for Nechako Flow
Prince George, B.C. – Cottonwood Island Park is off limits now from the Cameron Street replica bridge to the boat launch as the City prepares to clear some ice to allow water to flow through the channel under the replica bridge.The closure is in addition to the area marked off limits last week when a portion of the Heritage trail was closed because of ice build up and potential flooding.
The City will start excavating ice this afternoon from the Nechako where it meets the replica bridge back channel .
City Hall spokesperson, Rob Van Adrichem says the City is maintaining its level one emergency operations status and continues to monitor water levels on the Nechako River.
The long cold snap caused ice to form along the Nechako , and stationary ice is now about 12 kilometres in length from the confluence with the Fraser River upstream to Pharaoh Road which is at the west end of Toombs Drive.
The Nechako flow levels at Isle Pierre remain in the 200 cubic metre per second range.