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North Thompson River area upgraded to flood watch

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The B.C. River Forecast Centre has delivered its latest flood situation update, just as the South Coast is being hit by an unusual spring atmospheric river. Aaron McArthur reports – Jun 9, 2022

The B.C. River Forecast Centre has issued a flood watch for the North Thompson River including tributaries around Barriere and Clearwater.

“Rainfall and snowmelt across the region has led to on-going rises in rivers draining from the Cariboo Mountains over the past week,” centre staff wrote in a release.

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Water on the North Thompson River is approaching a 5-year flow, according to officials.

Officials said they expect river levels to continue to rise over the weekend due to the on-going snowmelt.

The B.C. River Forecast Centre is maintaining flood watches for the Cariboo Mountains and tributaries flowing westward.

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B.C. River Forecast Centre updates flood risk situation – Jun 9, 2022

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