Bulkley River Drops A Bit Overnight, Rising This Morning

The Flood Warning continues for the Bulkley River -- and water levels are starting to rise again this morning, after dropping at Smithers overnight.   

The Government of Canada's Hydrometric Data measuring station is reporting a primary water level measurement of 5.32 metres, as of 5am -- which is about 10 centimetres lower than it was yesterday -- and 23 centimetres below last Thursday's high-water mark.

 

Snowmelt continues as another warm day is predicted for the Bulkley Valley.

The Bulkley-Nechako Regional District still has Ebenezer Flats near Smithers on an Evacuation Alert.

In southern BC, Environment Canada has issued special weather statements, as thunderstorms have the potential to add even more water to already raging rivers.

Forecasters call for as much as 40 millimetres of rain by tomorrow, and there's concern about added damage caused by heavy downpours during localized thunderstorms.