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Flood watch issued for Fontas River in northeast B.C.

Flood watch issued for Fontas River in northeast B.C.
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Flood watch issued for Fontas River in northeast B.C.

Flood watch issued for Fontas River in northeast B.C.

British Columbia’s River Forecast Centre has issued a flood watch for the Fontas River southeast of Fort Nelson.

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The centre stated snowmelt and moist climate have mixed to convey flows on the river to between a five-year and 10-year return.

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“There’s uncertainty in the modelled forecast for the Fontas River, nonetheless circumstances recommend that flows might exceed the 10-year return interval over the weekend or early subsequent week,” the forecast centre stated.

Residents in the world have been urged to remain away from the river and doubtlessly unstable banks.


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On Friday, the centre ended a flood watch for Moffat Creek in the Cariboo area.

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Earlier this week, the centre issued a bulletin warning that the province was dealing with a “significantly” increased threat of spring flooding.

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Cooler-than-average temperatures all through April and Could have delayed snowmelt and the province’s common snowpack had truly elevated from 99 per cent of regular on April 1 to 113 per cent of regular on Could 1.

“Continued cool climate in Could is rising the danger for main flooding if a protracted warmth wave happens later in the month or June,” the report stated.

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The centre urged communities to organize, whatever the present snowpack in the area.

— With information from Kristi Gordon

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