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Significant Rainfall could result in high water levels on PG rivers…

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for the Prince George region due to significant rainfall expected on Wednesday. Details below…

Cottonwood Island Park. The City of Prince George is warning residents that portions of the park are closed due to flooding. It is a common occurrence at this time of year for parts of the park to become flooded. PHOTO: City of Prince George

Maximum temperatures near the 20 degree mark combined with significant snow melt has resulted in increased water levels over some watersheds over the Central Interior. Localized flooding has been reported and conditions may deteriorate further.

Although cooler temperatures are expected Wednesday a system advancing from the Pacific will bring rainfall. Amounts will be heaviest from Quesnel to Fort St James where 10 to 20 mm are possible.

Elsewhere from the Bulkley Valley to the Cariboo amounts will be in the range of 5 to 10 mm. Furthermore the airmass will become more unstable Wednesday afternoon and local thunderstorms could give additional potential for up to 10 mm resulting in increased potential for flooding.

At this time, the Nechako River does have a High Streamflow Advisory in effect. The Fraser River is ok at this point.

Quickly flowing water and the adjacent riverbanks are potentially unsafe. Don’t approach washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.

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