The River Forecast Centre updgraded its flood watch Sunday to encompass more areas in the Cariboo-Chilcotin Fraser Plateau.
Areas in the watch are tributary rivers and streams around Nazko, Chilako, Prince George, Williams Lake, Quesnel, Anahim Lake, Cache Creek and surrounding areas.
Snowmelt has begun across the region causing rivers and creeks to rise quickly.
Already residents with the help of neighbours in Pine Valley and Wildwood, north of Williams Lake, at Sugar Cane east of Williams Lake and west at Tl’et?chiz have been sandbagging and grappling with swollen waterways in the last few days.
Williams Lake Indian Band Chief said the community’a Emergency Operation Centre has been monitoring rising water levels, especially Borland Creek and near Old Road.
Several homes are on alert, but as of Sunday evening no homes had been flooded, Sellars said.
Cariboo Regional District Area D director Steve Forseth told the Tribune Sunday things seemed to have calmed down for the moment since last night.
“I’m just up in McLeese Lake, we are seeing an increased water level and water flow, but manageable for the moment,” Forseth said early Sunday afternoon.