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City Closes Portion of Heritage Trail

Thursday, December 15, 2016 @ 10:11 AM


Sign  tells the story – photo courtesy City of Prince George

Prince George, B.C.- With ice  build up  on the Nechako River,  water is now  very close to the top of the  riverbank.

The trail,  between the  Cameron Street bridge and  the Kiwanis park is now closed  and will remain  so  until   the  threat of flooding  is over

The Nechako River has been  backing up  as ice  jams at the confluence  with the Fraser.  The  flow at Isle Pierre has been measured  at  about 200 cubic metres per second, which,  when combined with the cold temperatures, poses   a potential threat of flooding.

Water has already been observed  pooling on some of the trails  within  Cottonwood Island Park.






Maybe PG city should have done something about this 10 years ago.
I know,
I am sorry,
that would make sense.

    They did. River road was raised. Maybe if we all ask the Fraser river nicely, it will let the Nechako river share its path.

The last big ice jam was in dec 2008. I wonder what the temprature like in December 2008. What was the rivers flow in dec 2008

Seems to me there was water being released from the spillway at Kenny Dam in 2008 is this also happening now.??? If so perhaps we should stop for a while until the flooding subsides.

In any event this situation will not be resolved until we get some serious dredging done. If ever there was a **make work project** that would employ people over a long period of time, and come up with some good results, this would be it.

Why are the City/Province/Feds dragging their feet on this issue.

    Well, now they are being “politically correct” with the fish!

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