The Fraser River at the Agassiz Rosedale bridge at 3 p.m. on Monday afternoon

Fraser on high stream advisory this week

Peak moved from Quesnel to Hope over weekend, peaking in Hope on Monday



The highest peak in the Fraser River made its way from Prince George to the Agassiz Rosedale bridge over the weekend. On Monday afternoon, the river peaked in the lower region, which is currently under a high streamflow advisory.

The river level peaked in Quesnel on Saturday, and peaked in Hope midday on Monday.

The estimated peak flow was 10,000 m3/s, similar to what Hope saw in 2011.

“This is below levels of concern for the Lower Fraser, but may cause localized issues in areas not protected by the diking system. Flows are expected to decline through Tuesday and the remainder of the week,” the advisory states.

At a Monday night council meeting, Councillor Holger Schwichtenburg said he recently met with the District of Kent’s emergency coordinator Roger Poulton, and the message to residents is to be prepared, but not worried.

“The melt is happening at acceptable levels and at this time, in this part of the world (Agassiz), there is no cause for concern yet,” Schwichtenburg reported.

For up to date information on flood risks and high streamflow advisories, visit the B.C. River Forecast Centre.

 

 

 

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