High stream flow advisory issued

Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible as the River Forecast Centre issued Monday a high stream flow advisory for the Upper Fraser basin, including Prince George and upstream and tributaries including the Bowron River.

It also said Fraser River at Shelley was flowing at 2,960 cubic metres per second and was expected to rise through this week, although it appears to have peaked at 3,380 cubic metres and a depth of 6.74 metres as of Tuesday evening, according to real-time hydrometric data.

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At South Fort George, the depth stood at 8.74 meter as of early afternoon Wednesday after peaking at 8.79 metres on Tuesday evening.

An evacuation alert for the area is typically issued whenever the depth nears the nine-metre mark and begins to interfere with sewer systems in the area.

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