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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)
A state of emergency remains in effect for the Williams Lake River Valley and WLIB Tillion Reserve #4 (WLIB photo)

River valley flooding destroys archaeological sites, uncovers others

Sugarcane Archaeology was issued an emergency permit earlier this month

A state of emergency remains in effect for the Williams Lake River Valley and WLIB Tillion Reserve #4 (WLIB photo)
Xat’sull First Nation natural resource co-ordinator Mike Stinson and Chief Sheri Sellars took part in a helicopter tour of the Williams Creek river valley recently to see first hand the impact of recent flooding. (Photo submitted)

Xat’sull Development Corporation and Peterson Contracting Ltd. sign partnership agreement

Chief Sellars said the strength of both organizations will lead to great synergies

Xat’sull First Nation natural resource co-ordinator Mike Stinson and Chief Sheri Sellars took part in a helicopter tour of the Williams Creek river valley recently to see first hand the impact of recent flooding. (Photo submitted)
Dawson Road Maintenance crews continue to work on the Soda Creek Road at the 15 km in anticipation of opening the road this weekend. (Dawson Road Maintenance photo)

Cariboo MOTI, contractors continue repair of 218 flood-impacted sites

Workers are making progress and preparing for high altitude snow melt

Dawson Road Maintenance crews continue to work on the Soda Creek Road at the 15 km in anticipation of opening the road this weekend. (Dawson Road Maintenance photo)
Sunny weather and above normal temperatures are in the forecast this weekend by Environment Canada. (Photo submitted)

Tsq’escenemc praying for water levels to soon recede in South Cariboo

A secondary back road has been upgraded for traffic

Sunny weather and above normal temperatures are in the forecast this weekend by Environment Canada. (Photo submitted)
Crews continued to work in the river valley Wednesday to install a temporary pump. (Wayne Peterson photo)
Crews continued to work in the river valley Wednesday to install a temporary pump. (Wayne Peterson photo)
The front page of the Williams Lake Tribune’s April 28, 1965 edition shows that flooding was extreme that year as well as a truck and trailer knocked out the last remaining road link over the Deep Creek Bridge which had been compromised by flooding. (Williams Lake Tribune archives)

Editorial: Flooding history in Williams Lake area

Similar to 2020, flooding in 1965 impacted the City’s sewage infrastructure

The front page of the Williams Lake Tribune’s April 28, 1965 edition shows that flooding was extreme that year as well as a truck and trailer knocked out the last remaining road link over the Deep Creek Bridge which had been compromised by flooding. (Williams Lake Tribune archives)
Crews continue to install a temporary bridge to access the grit removal building in the river valley. (Gary Muraca photo)

River valley crews to install temporary bridge to access grit removal building

By Thursday it is hoped only 100 per cent treated effluent will be discharged

Crews continue to install a temporary bridge to access the grit removal building in the river valley. (Gary Muraca photo)