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Flood warning remains in place for Liard; rising levels begin to ease

Less precipitation in the forecast for the coming week
jun 13 rivers forecast
A flood warning remains in place for the Liard River and its tributaries. Levels, in some cases, have begun to drop.

A flood warning by the River Forecast Centre for the Liard River remained in place Monday morning, but for the first time in more than two weeks, flows and river levels actually stopped their sharp rise.

As of 5:20 a.m. Monday, the Lower Crossing automated station on the Liard recorded a provisional flow of 7930 cubic metres per second, down from Saturday afternoon's 8230 m3/s.

Flows on the upper section of the river continued to maintain a relatively steady pace Saturday and Sunday.

At 6:15 Monday morning, an automated station upstream had measured a provisional flow of 3030 m3/s.

A combination of melting snow pack and localized thunderstorms in the area last week pushed capacities, in some cases, to 20-plus year levels.

On June 1, the snow pack in the Peace Region was 161% of normal.

It's not known what it might be in the Liard region, as the far northeast and northwest sections of the province aren't monitored.

Other than a risk of thunderstorms over the southern sections of the Fort Nelson region Monday, the forecast appears to be for a drying trend moving into this week.

Daytime temperatures aren't expected to rise much above the mid 20's.

Forecast for the Fort Nelson Region:

Today: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers this afternoon. Risk of thunderstorms over southern sections this afternoon. High 22. UV index 5 or moderate.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers early this evening. Low 9.

Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22.

Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9.

Wednesday: Cloudy. High 22.

Wednesday night: Cloudy. Low 10.

Thursday: Cloudy. High 22.

Thursday night: Cloudy. Low 11.

Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 23.

Friday night: Cloudy with a 60 percent chance of showers. Low 9.

Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 25.

Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 10.

Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 26.

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