Flooding hits Cottonwood Island Park

At Cottonwood Island Park, where the Nechako River flows into the Fraser, flooding is an annual spring river rite of passage and that is happening now.

Some of the paths that make up the downtown park are under water and park-goers are being asked to be especially cautious when approaching those submerged trails and the fast-moving water on the banks of the river.

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“There is a bit of flooding and the city is monitoring the situation - Cottonwood Island Park does tend to get a little wet this time of year,” said city spokesperson Mike Kellett.

“Fortunately, according to the B.C. River Forecast Centre, which the city is in contact with, it’s forecast to go down pretty quickly here over the next few days. So there’s no plan to close the trails. We always encourage folks to be really cautious because rivers can be dangerous no matter what level they’re at.”


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