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The water level of Williams Lake is already unseasonably high as seen here Tuesday, Nov. 17. (David Fait photo)

Expect a quick melt of overnight heavy snowfall with 10C in the forecast for Williams Lake Nov. 17

BC River Forecast Centre’s high flow advisory remains in effect

 

Wyatt Bednarz of BJ Trucking is thankful to the many local businesses who have reached out to offer space for his trucks and equipment after a landslide on Saturday, Oct. 31 prompted an evacuation and concerns of further slippage. (Angie Mindus photo)

Living on the edge: Williams Lake business owner impacted by recent river valley landslide

Three of Wyatt Bednarz’s Frizzi Road properties are under evacuation order

 

The water is about a foot deep on some of the fields at Westwick Ranching Inc. in Miocene, east of Williams Lake with recent fall flooding. (Antonia Westwick photo)

More than 110 properties impacted by fall flooding in Central Cariboo

Some roads have washed out, basements and ranches flooded

 

A landslide at the back of Frizzi Road has resulted in an evacuation order for three industrial properties. (Scott Peterson photo)
A landslide at the back of Frizzi Road has resulted in an evacuation order for three industrial properties. (Scott Peterson photo)
Trails have been closed around Baker Creek in the past due to flooding. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

High streamflow advisory issued for Cariboo region

Baker Creek in Quesnel has unseasonally high water flow right now

Trails have been closed around Baker Creek in the past due to flooding. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Roberts Drive resident Lisa Tarlings awoke at 6 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 to water roaring down the driveway. She and other residents began working to try and divert the water off the road into the ditch. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune.

‘I could hear the water roaring outside’: Williams Lake homes flood after snow, heavy rain

Bette McLennan has lived in her home 41 years and this is the worst it’s ever been

Roberts Drive resident Lisa Tarlings awoke at 6 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 to water roaring down the driveway. She and other residents began working to try and divert the water off the road into the ditch. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune.
The City of Williams Lake has lifted all but one of 11 industrial properties from the evacuation order imposed along Frizzi Road three months ago due to flooding in the river valley. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Evacuation orders rescinded for most Frizzi Road properties in Williams Lake

A total of 11 properties were declared unsafe due to high water flows in the river valley

  • Jul 23, 2020
The City of Williams Lake has lifted all but one of 11 industrial properties from the evacuation order imposed along Frizzi Road three months ago due to flooding in the river valley. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
An evacuation alert has been issued for one property on Kragbak Road, 20 kilometres north of Williams Lake. (CRD file image)

Evacuation alert issued for one property 20 km north of Williams Lake

The alert was issued by the CRD late Thursday afternoon

An evacuation alert has been issued for one property on Kragbak Road, 20 kilometres north of Williams Lake. (CRD file image)
Tate Patton, president of the Cedar Point Provincial Park board, goes fishing in downtown Likely as water levels continue to be higher than normal as seen here. As of Tuesday, July 7, the campground is closed until further notice. (Photo submitted)

Flooding forces closure of Cedar Point Provincial Park Campground near Likely

It is closed until further notice due to flooding from Quesnel Lake

Tate Patton, president of the Cedar Point Provincial Park board, goes fishing in downtown Likely as water levels continue to be higher than normal as seen here. As of Tuesday, July 7, the campground is closed until further notice. (Photo submitted)
The Cache Creek fire hall escaped flooding in April 2020 (pictured), but rapidly rising water levels following heavy rainfall on July 1 choked a culvert near the hall and caused flooding to it and a nearby park. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

300 Cache Creek residents on evacuation alert due to flood risk as river rises

Heavy rainfall on Canada Day has river rising steadily, threatening 175 properties

The Cache Creek fire hall escaped flooding in April 2020 (pictured), but rapidly rising water levels following heavy rainfall on July 1 choked a culvert near the hall and caused flooding to it and a nearby park. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The Horsefly River Bridge was closed Friday night, July 3. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake photo)
The Horsefly River Bridge was closed Friday night, July 3. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake photo)
Water levels at Cedar Point Park near Likely continue to be high, as seen here Friday, June 26, and more rainfall is in the forecast through to Thursday, July 2. The Cariboo Regional District is advising residents in some areas of the Cariboo Chilcotin to be on alert for flooding. (Tate Patton photo)

Significant rain in the forecast for some areas of Cariboo-Chilcotin

Major river system flows expected to increase if heavy rainfall occurs

  • Jun 30, 2020
Water levels at Cedar Point Park near Likely continue to be high, as seen here Friday, June 26, and more rainfall is in the forecast through to Thursday, July 2. The Cariboo Regional District is advising residents in some areas of the Cariboo Chilcotin to be on alert for flooding. (Tate Patton photo)
Quesnel Lake has risen to the point of flooding some of the campsites at Cedar Point Provincial Park near Likely. (Tate Patton photo )

Flooding in Likely area impacts Cedar Point Provincial Park

Some of the campsites have been roped off due to high levels in Quesnel Lake

Quesnel Lake has risen to the point of flooding some of the campsites at Cedar Point Provincial Park near Likely. (Tate Patton photo )
Work crews have just reached the area before the ‘ash tray’ about three kilometres from the Fraser River along Williams Lake Creek as the emergency response to flooding in the river valley continues. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photos - Williams Lake Tribune)

VIDEO: Williams Lake river valley emergency response $7.5 million price tag so far

River valley will remain closed to the public this summer

Work crews have just reached the area before the ‘ash tray’ about three kilometres from the Fraser River along Williams Lake Creek as the emergency response to flooding in the river valley continues. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photos - Williams Lake Tribune)
A section of the Riverfront Trail is currently closed between the Quesnel River Bridge and Ceal Tingley Park due to flooding. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Disaster recovery resources available for CRD residents impacted by flooding

Deadline is Aug. 5, 2020 to apply for disaster financial assistance

  • Jun 4, 2020
A section of the Riverfront Trail is currently closed between the Quesnel River Bridge and Ceal Tingley Park due to flooding. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
River levels throughout the interior have been high due to snowmelt and rainfall. The River Forecast Centre has predicted a high risk of flooding in this summer in many areas. (Black Press file photo)

How to safely drink water in areas impacted by flooding

Quality and safety of drinking water can be affected during and after floods

River levels throughout the interior have been high due to snowmelt and rainfall. The River Forecast Centre has predicted a high risk of flooding in this summer in many areas. (Black Press file photo)
UPDATE: B.C.’s Central Kootenay issues evacuation orders for hundreds of residents due to flooding

UPDATE: B.C.’s Central Kootenay issues evacuation orders for hundreds of residents due to flooding

An evacuation alert covers all areas except the Cities of Castelgar and Nelson

UPDATE: B.C.’s Central Kootenay issues evacuation orders for hundreds of residents due to flooding
Crews continue to work on Mission Road at the Borland Creek bridge which has been impacted this spring by flooding. (Williams Lake Indian Band photo)
Crews continue to work on Mission Road at the Borland Creek bridge which has been impacted this spring by flooding. (Williams Lake Indian Band photo)
Soda Creek Road re-opens at 15 km mark north of Williams Lake

Soda Creek Road re-opens at 15 km mark north of Williams Lake

Work continues to repair washouts throughout the Cariboo region

Soda Creek Road re-opens at 15 km mark north of Williams Lake
Work continues in the river valley to repair road washouts, install temporary bridges, and deal with impacts from flooding on the City’s sewer infrastructure as seen here Tuesday, May 12. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Work continues in the river valley to repair road washouts, install temporary bridges, and deal with impacts from flooding on the City’s sewer infrastructure as seen here Tuesday, May 12. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)