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Flood Watch Ended

Thursday, June 25, 2015 @ 1:49 PM

Prince George, B.C. – The BC River Forecast Centre has ended the flood watch for the Nechako River  through Vanderhoof and  from Isle Pierre to the Fraser.

The River Forecast Centre says natural flows on the tributaries which  feed into  the Nechako River have dropped substantially  and the  Rio Tinto  discharge from the  Nechako reservoir  are sitting at 320 cubic  meters  per second.

The latest report from the Centre says  the Nechako River below Cheslatta Falls  is  at 402 m3/s. The Nechako River at Vanderhoof  has dropped approximately 35 cm this week and is currently flowing at 577 m3/s (gauge water level is 4.94 m). Water levels are expected to continue to drop and flows are expected to be below 500 m3/s by Monday.

The weather forecast indicates mostly dry conditions over the next week with potential for light, isolated rain events.

Flows on the Nechako River at Isle Pierre are at 964 m3/s (gauge water level is 4.8 m) and flows will continue to steadily drop as will flows on the Nautley and Stellako Rivers   and Francois Lake..



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