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High streamflow advisory renewed for Upper Fraser

Warmer weather, rain behind reinstatement
streamflow map June 28

Roughly a day after it was lifted, a streamflow advisory for the Upper Fraser is back in place.

In a bulletin issued shortly after midday Tuesday, the RFC said the hottest weather of the year was recorded over the past three days, with the high reaching 28.6 C on Monday. Snow has been melting at a rate of 35 to 65 mm per day this week and 30 to 65 mm of rain is forecast to fall on the Upper Fraser over the next two days.

"Moderate to heavy rain falling on a rapidly melting snowpack increases the possibility for sudden increases of flow for rivers and creeks," the RFC said.

The lowest of three notifications, a streamflow advisory is issued by the B.C. River Forecast Centre whenever river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but no major flooding is expected although minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.