Crews wrap up repairing a washout on the Likely Road between Kengin and Mountain House Road Sunday afternoon. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)

Flood watch expanded to more areas in Cariboo-Chilcotin

BC River Forecast Centre upgraded its flood watch Sunday

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.

Read more: Video/photos: Warm temperatures bring spring flooding to Cariboo region

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.

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The scene in Pine Valley on Saturday when water levels rose rapidly. Sunday is better so far, said Brittney Morgan who sent in the photograph Saturday. “The water has gone down and my husband used the tractor to build some berms. (Brittney Morgan photo)

Borland Creek is starting to flow heavily and crews were out putting sandbags down Sunday afternoon. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Water is flowing at Sugar Cane over the Old Road down toward the water as seen here Sunday afternoon. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

A damaged culvert under the Likely Road that was replaced Sunday where a washout closed the road. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo- Williams Lake Tribune)

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