Fire and flood risk low here

Terrace is sitting pretty at the moment with no risks of fires or floods with the current weather conditions.

Terrace is sitting pretty at the moment with no risks of fires or floods with the current weather conditions.

According to the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, the Skeena River has appeared to have dodged the risk of spring flooding. The snow basins in the Skeena region are 30 per cent below normal explained Patrick Vert, Public Affairs Officer with the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.

As of 11 a.m. on Friday June 7, the Skeena River was measured to be 6.1 meters deep, and was flowing at a speed of 2454.3 meters cubed per second.

Vert is expecting the height and flow speed of the Skeena River to decline over the next week.

Despite Skeena seeing it’s height peak in May, Verk says we’re not completely out of the clear.

“Flooding is still possible in any region if areas receive extreme rainfall,” Vert said.

Meanwhile, on the forest fire front, as of June 4, the Northwest Wildfire Centre has deemed the fire risk for Terrace to be low with seasonal temperatures and precipiation.

However, conditions change in the far north of British Columbia where the fire danger rating is moderate to high.

With  cool  and wet weather forecasted for June, the Northwest Fire Centre will conduct training and project work to keep active.

The cause of four wildfires that occured in the Nass River region along Highway 37 in early May is still under investigation by the fire centre.

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