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High streamflow advisory issued for Bulkley River and Buck Creek

High streamflow advisory issued for Bulkley River and Buck Creek

The BC River Forecast Centre has issued a high streamflow advisory for the Bulkley River, including Buck Creek and areas around Houston and Smithers.

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako is asking residents to avoid recreation on or near the Bulkley River and tributaries due to the unpredictable nature of flooding.

The RDBN is advising those in areas that may be subject to flooding to consider:

 Preparing an emergency kit for each family member with enough supplies for up to one week.
 Moving property that can be damaged by flood waters to higher ground.
 Paying attention to local media for flood or emergency information
 Being aware of the potential of erosion and unstable banks
 Exercising caution while recreating around fast flowing rivers and tributaries
 Making a plan for pets and livestock

A flood warning remains in effect for the Nazko and West Road Rivers and officials have also maintained a flood watch for areas around Williams Lake and Quesnel.

Forecasters say now melt rates began to slow down Sunday.

Snowmelt rates are expected to be subdued for the first part of the week, then pick up later in the week due to higher temperatures.

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