Update to Council on the Nechako River
Prince George, B.C. – Since the EOC was activated on Thursday as the ice continued to build on the Nechako River, Communications Director Rob VanAdrichem says the City has continued to monitor the situation.In an update to Council, he advised there is about 35 kilometers of stationary ice, stretching from Red Rock canyon on the Fraser then up the Nechako to approximately Pharaoh Road at the west end of Toombs Drive.
Work began today to remove some of the ice from where the Nechako meets a back channel that runs through Cottonwood Island Park. He says removing the ice was the best move they could make in an effort to offset any rising levels on the Nechako as the ice shifts and melts during the current mild temperatures.
Water levels on the Nechako are dropping, although the flow rate at Isle Pierre remains at about 200 cubic metres per second.