Flood watch remains in effect for Fraser Valley

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Jan 29, 2024 – Dillon White/Chilliwack Progress

A flood watch advisory remains in effect on Monday (Jan. 29) for the Fraser Valley and the Sumas River.

The B.C. River Forecast Centre upgraded the advisory for the Sumas River to a flood warning on Sunday (Jan. 28) but downgraded it later in the night.

The Centre says a flood watch means that river levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull, while adjacent areas are prone to flooding.

BC Minister of Emergency Management Bowinn Ma said on X (formerly Twitter) that the ministry is monitoring conditions closely.

“Though the Sumas River is high, forecasters do not currently anticipate flooding impacts to the Sumas Prairie. We’re working directly with communities and ready to deploy flood assets if needed,” Ma said.

Read the full article at theprogress.com.