Flood Warning for Moberly and Halfway Rivers
Prince George, B.C. – The river Forecast Center has issued a flood warning for the Moberly and Halfway River .
The River Forecast Centre is maintaining a Flood Watch for:
- Peace Region including small streams and rivers around Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Fort St. John, Hudson’s Hope and surrounding areas
The River Forecast Centre is maintaining a High Streamflow Advisory for:
- North-east BC including tributaries to the Sikanni Chief, Prophet and Muskwa Rivers and surrounding areas south-west of Fort Nelson
A prolonged rain event has impacted the area over the past two days, with total rainfall amounts in the 20-100 mm range being observed at fire weather stations and automated snow weather stations in the area. Environment Canada has ended a rainfall warning for the Peace region, but a rainfall warning remains in effect for the Fort Nelson and Muncho Lakes regions. Limited rainfall was observed earlier this morning through the Peace region. Cooling temperatures has led to snow at mid to high elevations.
Rivers have been rising rapidly in response to rainfall. Conditions include:
- Moberly River near Fort St. John (Water Survey of Canada gauge 07FB008) is flowing at 113 m3/s (5-10 year flow) and rising. Continued rises are expected through today Sunday
- Pine River at East Pine (07FB001) is flowing at 1480 m3/s (2-year flow) and rising. The rate of rise has slowed slightly and it may reach its peak his morning, or early afternoon
- Kiskatinaw River near Farmington (07FD001) is flowing at approximately 180 m3/s (between a 2-year and 5-year flow) and rising at 10 m3/s per hour.
- Peace River near Taylor (07FD002) is flowing at 3060 m3/s (below a 2-year flow) although rates rise have been slowing.
- Halfway River near Farrell (07FA006) was approaching 1100 m3/s last night (5-10 year flow).
- Beatton River near Fort St. John (07FC001) is flowing at 760 m3/s (2-year flow) and rising