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Update to Council on the Nechako River

Monday, December 19, 2016 @ 6:43 PM

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.




oh boo hoo. The rivers been freezing over and flooding for ever. As long as people have lived here and won’t to build below the flood level they have been wining about it. ask the old timers about the fools that put there houses in the area Inland Cash area. Now lakeland mills. The east end of first ave always got flooded, the trailer park that was beside the CN bridge flooded regularly. all before the Kenny dam was built. Shut up and move to higher ground. this in a non story.

    The Fraser River trailer court did flood every year. And when the school sat back about another 200 yards south of it’s present position, we rafted to it, and that was in the 50’s. It always flooded but mostly in late spring. Always remember the stench that came out of the sloughs.
    Lucky out house was built above ground level.

I see the city is also doing a fine job of filling in the cycle lanes with snow.
Saw a fellow this morning having to ride his bike down a auto lane as the cycle lane is packed with snow.
Are the bike lanes really that important or only when it conveniences them for monetary income purposes or to inconvenience motorists??
Well Ms Jillian Merrick I would love to hear what you have to say on this matter now or is it that now you have managed to inconvenience all of Prince George motorists your job is done?

I saw a crew putting up the “no stopping” signs alongside those snow banks.
That made me chuckle a bit.
The signage is annoying, like litter…It has definitely changed the scenery on Foothills.

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind
Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?

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