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B.C.'s River Forecast Centre downgrades flood watch for the Upper Fraser River

VANCOUVER — The River Forecast Centre has downgraded its flood watch in the Upper Fraser River, issued Wednesday, back to a high streamflow advisory.
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Floodwaters cover a road that runs through farmland in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. The River Forecast Centre has downgraded its recent flood watch for the Upper Fraser River, issued Wednesday, back to a high streamflow advisory. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

VANCOUVER — The River Forecast Centre has downgraded its flood watch in the Upper Fraser River, issued Wednesday, back to a high streamflow advisory. 

It says this includes areas from Prince George and upstream tributaries through the Robson Valley and the McGregor River, as well as the Fraser River from Prince George to Quesnel.

It is also ending a high streamflow advisory for West Road River including tributary rivers and streams around Nazko. 

The centre issued the initial statements earlier this week after rainfall caused flows to increase in the Upper Fraser River.

It says the Fraser River near Hansard and Shelley is still peaking, but is expected to recede through the weekend with dry conditions forecast in the region.

However, the centre says rivers are still flowing relatively high for this time of year and remain vulnerable to heavy rain in the coming weeks.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 1, 2022.

The Canadian Press