Flood Warnings and Advisories
Northeast Region: High Streamflow Advisory – Quesnel River, Upper Fraser, and mainstream of Middle Fraser (maintained)
Updated: 13:00 July 23, 2020
The River Forecast Centre is maintaining the High Streamflow Advisory for:
- The Quesnel River
- The Upper Fraser River including tributaries above Hansard
- The mainstream of Middle Fraser River to Lytton
The QUESNEL RIVER NEAR QUESNEL (08KH006) is currently flowing at a flow below the 10-year return period level and the QUESNEL RIVER AT LIKELY (08KH001) is running at a flow between the 10 and 20-year return periods. Based on the latest updated hydrological modeling, the flows are expected to continue to drop for the rest of the week and increase slightly this weekend in response to the forecast moderate rainfall. However, significant rises in the smaller tributaries are likely.
Responding to the forecast light to moderate rainfall for this region, smaller tributaries of the Upper Fraser River above Hansard are expected to rise significantly to flows about the 5-year return period tonight and tomorrow. The large tributaries and the mainstream of the Upper Fraser River are expected to rise slightly to flows below the 5-year return period this weekend. The mainstream of the Middle Fraser River is also expected to rise slightly to a flow below the 5-year return period this weekend into early next week.
The public is advised to stay clear of the fast-flowing rivers and potentially unstable riverbanks during the high-river-level period.
The River Forecast Centre continues to monitor the conditions and provides updates as conditions warrant.
Contact for Media Relations, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development:
Tel: 250 356-7506
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