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Ended: Residents urged to use caution around northern BC rivers…

UPDATE: Ended – Flood Watch – Pine River

Ended – High Streamflow Advisory – Peace Region around Fort St. John
Updated: 11:00am, July 22nd, 2018

The River Forecast Centre is ending the Flood Watchfor:

  • The Pine River and tributaries

The River Forecast Centre is ending the High Streamflow Advisory for:

  • Peace Region around Fort St. John including the Kiskatinaw River, Pouce Coupe River, Dawson Creek, and tributaries

Responding to the heavy rainfall in the region, streamflows of the river systems have risen rapidly yesterday. The Pine River and tributaries have peaked at the 5 to 20 year return period flows yesterday afternoon or early this morning.

The Peace River and tributaries have peaked yesterday or are peaking today at about the 2 year return period flows. The rainfall is easing and the river levels are receding now or expected to recede later today. No major flood risks are expected in this region recently though small rises of river levels are still possible.

The River Forecast Centre will continue to monitor conditions and update this advisory as conditions warrant.

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Original Report…

The River Forecast Centre is upgrading to a Flood Watch for:

  • The Pine River and tributaries

The River Forecast Centre is maintaining the High Streamflow Advisory for:

  • Peace Region around Fort St. John including the Kiskatinaw River, Pouce Coupe River, Dawson Creek, and tributaries

The rain has stopped in the Pine Pass for now. More rain is expected throughout the day. Use caution in low lying areas around the Pine Pass as creek beds are on the rise as they flow into the Pine River.

The heavy rainfall in the region yesterday and this morning has caused rapid rises of river levels in the Pine River and tributaries and moderate rises in the Peace River and tributaries overnight and this morning. Further 25 – 50 mm rainfall is forecast for this afternoon and tomorrow.

Based on the current hydrologic modeling, the Pine River and tributaries are expected to peak at the 10 to 20 year return period flows tonight or tomorrow morning, similar to peak levels reached in June 2016. The public are cautioned to stay clear from rivers and the unstable riverbanks during this high water period.

The River Forecast Centre will continue to monitor conditions and update this advisory as conditions warrant.

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