Thursday, May 18, 2023

Water levels on Skeena forecast to level off, remain steady until Tuesday, with preparations still in place in Terrace area

There has been no change to the Forecast from the River Forecast Centre of two days ago, with the May 16th Flood Warning still in place for the Skeena Region, including the Skeena River, Bulkley River and surrounding tributaries around Wet'suwet'en and Gitxsan Territories, Telkwa, Smithers, Hazelton, Kispiox, and Terrace.

However, in Terrace, the City has taken some additional measures to address localized flooding in some areas of the community.

Among those, an Evacuation Alert for the Ferry Island Campground.


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Earlier in the week, the City had declared a State of Local Emergency, with a number of evacuation alerts in place with it for areas of the community.

As part of the Terrace update, a link to the Forecast Model of the state of the Skeena River at Usk was offered to show the levelling off period anticipated until May 23rd, at which time it is anticipated there river will begin to drop.

In addition to the City of Terrace advisories, The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine has likewise provided information for communities throughout the District.

While the River has risen significantly along the Highway 16 corridor between Prince Rupert and Terrace, so far there have been no alerts issued for travellers.

You can access the latest information on the highways from Drive BC

To check for the latest update from the River Forecast Centre see their home page here.

See our archive page for updated news from the Flood warning regions.

Past notes on weather related themes can be reviewed here.

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