flooding

B.C. homeowners are being urged to take steps to prepare for the possibility of a flood, this includes protecting one’s home by moving equipment and other assets from these areas to higher ground. (J.R. Rardon)

‘Entire province faces risk’: B.C. citizens urged to prepare for above-normal spring flood season

High-streamflow advisory issued for the Cariboo Region and areas including Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George

 

The BC River Forecast Centre issued a high streamflow advisory Thursday, April 15 for the Cariboo region, including the San Jose River, Baker Creek, Nazko River, West Road River and tributaries around Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. (BC River Forecast Centre website image)

B.C. River Forecast Centre issues high streamflow advisory for Cariboo region

Public advised to stay clear of fast-flowing rivers, unstable riverbanks

 

The rushing waters of Hawkes Creek resulted in the closure of the Williams Lake Cut Off Road after a bridge was compromised last spring. (Steve Forseth Facebook photo)
The rushing waters of Hawkes Creek resulted in the closure of the Williams Lake Cut Off Road after a bridge was compromised last spring. (Steve Forseth Facebook photo)
The water is about a foot deep on some of the fields at Westwick Ranching Inc. in Miocene, east of Williams Lake with recent fall flooding. (Antonia Westwick photo)

More than 110 properties impacted by fall flooding in Central Cariboo

Some roads have washed out, basements and ranches flooded

The water is about a foot deep on some of the fields at Westwick Ranching Inc. in Miocene, east of Williams Lake with recent fall flooding. (Antonia Westwick photo)
Trails have been closed around Baker Creek in the past due to flooding. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

High streamflow advisory issued for Cariboo region

Baker Creek in Quesnel has unseasonally high water flow right now

Trails have been closed around Baker Creek in the past due to flooding. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Tate Patton, president of the Cedar Point Provincial Park board, goes fishing in downtown Likely as water levels continue to be higher than normal as seen here. As of Tuesday, July 7, the campground is closed until further notice. (Photo submitted)

Flooding forces closure of Cedar Point Provincial Park Campground near Likely

It is closed until further notice due to flooding from Quesnel Lake

Tate Patton, president of the Cedar Point Provincial Park board, goes fishing in downtown Likely as water levels continue to be higher than normal as seen here. As of Tuesday, July 7, the campground is closed until further notice. (Photo submitted)
The Cache Creek fire hall escaped flooding in April 2020 (pictured), but rapidly rising water levels following heavy rainfall on July 1 choked a culvert near the hall and caused flooding to it and a nearby park. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

300 Cache Creek residents on evacuation alert due to flood risk as river rises

Heavy rainfall on Canada Day has river rising steadily, threatening 175 properties

The Cache Creek fire hall escaped flooding in April 2020 (pictured), but rapidly rising water levels following heavy rainfall on July 1 choked a culvert near the hall and caused flooding to it and a nearby park. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Quesnel Lake has risen to the point of flooding some of the campsites at Cedar Point Provincial Park near Likely. (Tate Patton photo )

Flooding in Likely area impacts Cedar Point Provincial Park

Some of the campsites have been roped off due to high levels in Quesnel Lake

Quesnel Lake has risen to the point of flooding some of the campsites at Cedar Point Provincial Park near Likely. (Tate Patton photo )
A section of the Riverfront Trail is currently closed between the Quesnel River Bridge and Ceal Tingley Park due to flooding. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Disaster recovery resources available for CRD residents impacted by flooding

Deadline is Aug. 5, 2020 to apply for disaster financial assistance

  • Jun 4, 2020
A section of the Riverfront Trail is currently closed between the Quesnel River Bridge and Ceal Tingley Park due to flooding. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
UPDATE: B.C.’s Central Kootenay issues evacuation orders for hundreds of residents due to flooding

UPDATE: B.C.’s Central Kootenay issues evacuation orders for hundreds of residents due to flooding

An evacuation alert covers all areas except the Cities of Castelgar and Nelson

UPDATE: B.C.’s Central Kootenay issues evacuation orders for hundreds of residents due to flooding
Soda Creek Road re-opens at 15 km mark north of Williams Lake

Soda Creek Road re-opens at 15 km mark north of Williams Lake

Work continues to repair washouts throughout the Cariboo region

Soda Creek Road re-opens at 15 km mark north of Williams Lake
Dawson Road Maintenance crews continue to work on the Soda Creek Road at the 15 km in anticipation of opening the road this weekend. (Dawson Road Maintenance photo)

Cariboo MOTI, contractors continue repair of 218 flood-impacted sites

Workers are making progress and preparing for high altitude snow melt

Dawson Road Maintenance crews continue to work on the Soda Creek Road at the 15 km in anticipation of opening the road this weekend. (Dawson Road Maintenance photo)
Flooding caused sewer and water line damage and erosion along the banks of Baker Creek in West Quesnel in late April, and the City of Quesnel has already spent about $200,000 to respond to the issues. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Costs of responding to Baker Creek flooding continue to rise for City of Quesnel

The City has already spent $200,000 and is bracing for larger expenditures going forward

Flooding caused sewer and water line damage and erosion along the banks of Baker Creek in West Quesnel in late April, and the City of Quesnel has already spent about $200,000 to respond to the issues. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Bridge Creek flooding near Houseman Road as seen late on April 29. (Martina Dopf photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

People need to stay away from all waterway banks in the Cariboo region: CRD Chair

Margo Wagner said most river and creek banks have been undermined

Bridge Creek flooding near Houseman Road as seen late on April 29. (Martina Dopf photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
VIDEO: Aerial tour of flooding in Williams Lake area

VIDEO: Aerial tour of flooding in Williams Lake area

Thanks to Wayne Peterson, the Tribune is providing an aerial view

VIDEO: Aerial tour of flooding in Williams Lake area
Flooding in Baker Creek caused trees along its banks to fall, downing power lines into the creek itself on April 23. On April 24, City of Quesnel crews began repairing a water main break along the creek. Many West Quesnel residents were under a boil water advisory, but the advisory has now been lifted. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

UPDATE: Boil water advisory has been lifted in West Quesnel

A water main near Baker Creek had broken Friday, April 24

Flooding in Baker Creek caused trees along its banks to fall, downing power lines into the creek itself on April 23. On April 24, City of Quesnel crews began repairing a water main break along the creek. Many West Quesnel residents were under a boil water advisory, but the advisory has now been lifted. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
City of Williams Lake officials face challenges in the week ahead as extremely high water levels ravage the river valley. (Scott Nelson photo)

‘Out of control’: Cariboo flooding pushing partially-treated sewage into Fraser River

City asks residents to moderate water usage as broken line spills partially treated effluent

City of Williams Lake officials face challenges in the week ahead as extremely high water levels ravage the river valley. (Scott Nelson photo)
Drone view of Rose Lake Ranch. (Phillip Hartmann photo)

Cariboo ranchers don hip waders to work in flooded fields

Water levels are historical for the 127 year-old ranch

Drone view of Rose Lake Ranch. (Phillip Hartmann photo)
Due to flooding, the Cariboo Regional District issued an evacuation order for one property on Forglen Road in McLeese Lake Sunday, April 26. (Cariboo Regional District map)

Flooding prompts evacuation order for one Forglen Road property

The Cariboo Regional District issues the order for the McLeese Lake property Sunday, April 26

Due to flooding, the Cariboo Regional District issued an evacuation order for one property on Forglen Road in McLeese Lake Sunday, April 26. (Cariboo Regional District map)