High river photo taken from Terrace Mountain. Sarah Artis photo

Update: Flood watch for northwestern B.C. has ended

The flood watch for the Skeena River and its tributaries and the high streamflow advisory for the Nass region has ended.

As of 9 a.m. June 11, the provincial River forecast centre said the Skeena River near Usk peaked June 10, was receding and thath continued declines were expected Sunday and into next week.

A high streamflow advisory ended for the Nass River, Iskut River and tributaries around Kispiox, Meziadin Junction and Bob Quinn Lake.

The River Forecast Centre said it will contiue to monitor conditions and update as conditions warrant.

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LAST week’s warmer weather and rainfall prompted the provincial river forecast centre to issue a flood watch advisory for the Skeena River and tributaries.

A flood watch is defined as rising river levels which will either approach or which may exceed bankfull. Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur.

A high streamflow advisory was issued for the Nass River, Iskut River and tributaries around Kispiox, Meziadin Junction and Bob Quinn Lake.

If you observe any road and bridge issues related to high water such as washouts and erosions, please contact anytime, 1800-665-5051.