Flood Watch Ended
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..