The Fraser River west of Williams Lake is running high Monday, June 6 following a night of heavy rains in the region Sunday night.
A rock in the river at the Sheep Creek Bridge usually exposed is now underwater, something a local resident told Black Press Media is very rare.
Flashes of lightning followed by loud claps of thunder rolled over the lakecity Sunday evening between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m., bringing with it most of the day’s precipitation in just a few hours. Environment Canada notes 12 mm of rain fell Sunday, June 5 in the Williams Lake.
Puntzi Mountain in the Chilcotin received 13.3 mm of rain Sunday, according to Environment Canada while Quesnel received 6.2 mm.
Rain continues to fall in the region Monday morning. There is a risk of a thunderstorm Monday evening for the Cariboo Chilcotin before the rains taper off to sunny skies and a daytime temperature of 21C Tuesday.
The Dean River on the Fraser Plateau in the Chilcotin has been upgraded to a flood watch Monday, while a high streamflow advisory remains in place for much of B.C.’s Interior.