B.C.'s River Forecast Centre is keeping a flood watch for the Fontas River, southeast of Fort Nelson, in place for the upcoming long weekend.
The watch, originally issued May 14, was continued Thursday afternoon with higher-than-normal levels.
The centre said the river's flow peaked Wednesday at 560 cubic metres per second, but only dropped slightly to 540 m3/s Thursday, considered a 10-year return period flow.
While the pace of the river is expected to ease heading into Saturday, it may still be at, what's considered, a five-year average.
The watch is expected to remain in place until next week, unless flows and water levels drop significantly.
Those who might be heading into the back country this weekend are being encouraged to stay clear of the river in its current state.