Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Heavy rainfall raises alerts further inland
The BC Environment Rivers Forecast Centre has issued a high streamflow advisory for the North Coast, with particular attention being paid to the Kitimat, Kitsumkalum (Dutch Valley), and Bear (Stewart) rivers, and other smaller tributaries of the Nass and lower Skeena rivers.
Weather stations on the North Coast recorded 30‐60 mm of total rainfall since yesterday morning. In response to the rain, river levels began to rise yesterday, but peaked overnight between midnight and 7AM this morning.
The Environment Canada forecast calls for continuing rain on the North coast over the next 72 hours with decreasing amounts of rainfall through the week.
While it's anticipated that those river levels will begin to recede as the weather abates, the Rivers Forecast Centre will updated the situation should it be required.
You can access their latest updates from this link.