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Flood Risk West of Prince George Lessens

Friday, April 10, 2015 @ 4:30 PM

Prince George, B.C. – The flood risk west of Prince George, which encompasses the Upper Fraser West region, has lessened.

“For the Upper Fraser, the flood risk is normal to just slightly above flood risk,” says Tobi Gardner, a hydrologist with the BC River Forecast Centre. “And a lot of that risk really depends on how warm we get in the next four to six weeks and how quickly that happens.”

He says the snow pack for the Upper Fraser West snow basin is 120% of normal this month, a drop from 142% in March.

Meanwhile Gardner says that compares to 94% of normal for the Upper Fraser East snow basin, 106% for the Nechako basin, and 92% for the Skeena-Nass.

The elevated risk in the Upper Fraser west region last month threatened the area in and around Houston, through to Fort St. James and a little further south.


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