Flood Warnings and Advisories
Northeast Region – Flood Watch – Upper Fraser River (UPGRADED), Quesnel River (UPGRADED)
ISSUED: 10:15AM June 24, 2020
The River Forecast Centre is upgrading to a Flood Watch for:
- Upper Fraser River including tributaries and the mainstem at Prince George and upstream
- Quesnel River
Continued rainfall and snowmelt in the headwaters of the Upper Fraser and Cariboo Mountains is leading to rising river levels. Observed precipitation over the last two days has been in the 10-40 mm range throughout the region.
Current observations include:
- Fraser River at Hansard (08KA004) is flowing at 2400 m3/s (5-year flow) and rising
- Fraser River at South Fort George (08KE018) is at 9.0 m and rising. Flow may reach or exceed 9.5 m over the next two days
- Quesnel River at Likely (08KH001) is flowing at 550 m3/s (between a 10-year and 20-year flow) and rising
With tributaries upstream of Prince George and Quesnel still experiencing rising flows, on-going rises in river levels are expected along the downstream reaches throughout the next 1-2 days.
The public is advised to stay clear of the fast-flowing rivers and potentially unstable riverbanks during the high-streamflow period.
The River Forecast Centre continues to monitor the situation and provides updates as conditions warrant.
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