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Flood threat increases in Interior areas

May 17th, 2011

Although the flood watch continues in the region surrounding the Kootenay and the Columbia rivers here in the West Kootenay, other parts of the province are faring far worse.

The banks of the Cottonwood River near Quesnel are being reinforced as the threat of more rain increases the potential of a flood. Up to 30 millimetres of rain are expected in the next two days, increasing the risk of flooding in the Quesnel and Prince George areas.

Flood warnings are posted on Baker Creek and the Willow River near Quesnel and Prince George, as well as the West Kettle, Nicola and Bonaparte rivers in the Boundary and Southern Interior regions.

Flood watches are in effect for the Kettle and Granby rivers in the South Okanagan and the Salmon River, near Falkland, in the South Thompson.


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