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🟡 Updated… High Streamflow Advisory for Upper Fraser River…

UPDATE 2: Downgraded to a High Streamflow Advisory. As of July 1, 2022.

UPDATE on June 29/22: The River Forecast Centre is upgrading to a Flood Watch for:

  • Upper Fraser River including areas from Prince George and upstream tributaries through the Robson Valley and the McGregor River
  • Fraser River from Prince George to Quesnel

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

  • West Road River including tributary rivers and streams around Nazko

Rapid snowmelt earlier in the week has contributed to increased runoff and rising flows through the region. Rainfall yesterday covered much of the Upper Fraser watershed, with rainfall amounts in the 20-40 mm range observed in most areas.

Areas of forecast high flows include the Bowron River, McGregor River and Fraser River around McBride, Hansard, Shelley and through Prince George to South Fort George and further downstream to Quesnel. The West Road River and upstream tributaries are also expected to rise. Flows in the 5-year to 10-year range is possible in these areas. Flows on the McGregor River at Lower Canyon (Water Survey of Canada Gauge 08KB003) have reached the 10-year flow level (1160 m3/s) and continues to rise.

The public is advised to stay clear of the fast-flowing rivers and potentially unstable riverbanks during the high-streamflow period. Be prepared and know your hazards.

The River Forecast Centre continues to monitor the conditions and will provide updates as conditions warrant.

A high streamflow advisory has been issued for the Upper Fraser River here in Prince George.

See below…

  • Upper Fraser River including areas from Prince George and upstream tributaries through the Robson Valley and the McGregor River
  • Fraser River from Prince George to Quesnel
  • West Road River including tributary rivers and streams around Nazko

Snowmelt rates at the automated snow weather stations in the Upper Fraser are averaging 35 to 65 mm of melt per day this week. Additional rain is forecast ranging from 30 to 65 mm in the Upper Fraser over the next two days.

Fraser River on June 7th, 2022. – PJXM News

Moderate to heavy rain falling on a rapidly melting snowpack increases the possibility for sudden increases of flow for rivers and creeks. Areas of forecast high flows include the Bowron River, McGregor River and Fraser River around McBride, Hansard, Shelley and through Prince George to South Fort George and further downstream to Quesnel. The West Road River and upstream tributaries are also expected to rise.

The public is advised to stay clear of the fast‐flowing rivers and potentially unstable riverbanks during the high‐streamflow period. Be prepared and know your hazards. The River Forecast Centre continues to monitor the conditions and will provide updates as conditions warrant.

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