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High water levels have wiped out sections of road and exposed sewer pipes in the Williams Lake River Valley. (Milo MacDonald photo)
High water levels have wiped out sections of road and exposed sewer pipes in the Williams Lake River Valley. (Milo MacDonald photo)
City of Williams Lake director of municipal services, Gary Muraca, surveys the latest damaged caused by flooding in the Williams Lake River Valley Monday, April 27. (Milo MacDonald photo)

City of Williams Lake: Residents urged to continue reducing water use

City releases more information around river valley situation

City of Williams Lake director of municipal services, Gary Muraca, surveys the latest damaged caused by flooding in the Williams Lake River Valley Monday, April 27. (Milo MacDonald photo)
City of Williams Lake officials face challenges in the week ahead as extremely high water levels ravage the river valley. (Scott Nelson photo)

Out of control: High water volume wreaking havoc on Williams Lake sewer system

City asks residents to moderate water usage as broken line spills partially treated effluent

City of Williams Lake officials face challenges in the week ahead as extremely high water levels ravage the river valley. (Scott Nelson photo)
Drone view of Rose Lake Ranch. (Phillip Hartmann photo)

Cariboo ranchers don hip waders to work in flooded fields

Water levels are historical for the 127 year-old ranch

Drone view of Rose Lake Ranch. (Phillip Hartmann photo)
Six more properties in the vicinity of Hawkes Creek and the Likely Road have been put on an evacuation alert as of Sunday, April 26. (Regan Marklinger photo)
Six more properties in the vicinity of Hawkes Creek and the Likely Road have been put on an evacuation alert as of Sunday, April 26. (Regan Marklinger photo)
Rose Lake Ranch owner Ingemar Kallman goes out to feed the cattle in flooded fields as unprecedented spring melt continues in the Cariboo region. (Loreen McCarvill photo)

Rose Lake ranchers don hip waders to work in flooded fields

Water levels are historical for the 127 year-old ranch

Rose Lake Ranch owner Ingemar Kallman goes out to feed the cattle in flooded fields as unprecedented spring melt continues in the Cariboo region. (Loreen McCarvill photo)
Hawkes Creek continues to rise and washing out the Likely Road at the nine kilometre mark as seen here Sunday morning. (Regan Marklinger photo)

‘This is crazy’: flooding at nine-mile dip closes Likely Road

Regan Marklinger’s family went under evacuation order Saturday as Hawkes Creek continues to rise

Hawkes Creek continues to rise and washing out the Likely Road at the nine kilometre mark as seen here Sunday morning. (Regan Marklinger photo)
Williams Lake Tribune regional editor Angie Mindus has been nominated in the spot news photo award category of the British Columbia and Yukon Community NewsMedia Association’s Ma Murray awards. The image captures Williams Lake Field Naturalists volunteers Don Lawrence and Ken Day packing equipment in chest-deep water on the main trail at Scout Island during the 2020 floods. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake Field Naturalists volunteers Don Lawrence and Ken Day pack equipment in chest-deep water on the main trail at Scout Island after securing a wooden pedestrian bridge from rising waters. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

High water has city staff, Scout Island volunteers scrambling to keep up

Flooding is threatening to take away pedestrian bridge at Scout Island, damage city infrastructure

Williams Lake Tribune regional editor Angie Mindus has been nominated in the spot news photo award category of the British Columbia and Yukon Community NewsMedia Association’s Ma Murray awards. The image captures Williams Lake Field Naturalists volunteers Don Lawrence and Ken Day packing equipment in chest-deep water on the main trail at Scout Island during the 2020 floods. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake Field Naturalists volunteers Don Lawrence and Ken Day pack equipment in chest-deep water on the main trail at Scout Island after securing a wooden pedestrian bridge from rising waters. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The water level in the river valley creek has risen another foot overnight. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

City gets approval for emergency funds to address river valley flooding immediately

Crews and equipment getting moved in Saturday (April 25)

The water level in the river valley creek has risen another foot overnight. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Update: Soda Creek Road impacted by spring flooding

Update: Soda Creek Road impacted by spring flooding

The trouble spot is about 15 kilometres from Williams Lake

Update: Soda Creek Road impacted by spring flooding
Evacuation order issued due to flooding for properties in Miocene/Rose Lake area

Evacuation order issued due to flooding for properties in Miocene/Rose Lake area

The Cariboo Regional District issued the order for Hawks Creek – Horsefly Road Friday, April 24

Evacuation order issued due to flooding for properties in Miocene/Rose Lake area
Several bridges in the Williams Lake River Valley have been compromised due to flooding.(Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

State of emergency declared in Williams Lake due to flooding, erosion in River Valley

Evacuation order for 11 industrial properties on Frizzi Road, evacuation alert for Green Acres trailer park

Several bridges in the Williams Lake River Valley have been compromised due to flooding.(Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Road crews working to shore up Highway 97 near McLeese Lake as high waters have done damage to the road. (Lee Sollenberger photo)

Highway 97 now single lane alternating south of McLeese Lake were road crews are working

Watch Drive BC for updates, flooding continues to impact the area

Road crews working to shore up Highway 97 near McLeese Lake as high waters have done damage to the road. (Lee Sollenberger photo)
Ron McCormack, director of operations and CVSE manager MOTI (centre) discusses options for providing temporary access to residents cut off by the washout on Huston Road in the 150 Mile House area with Rob Kielman (left) and Skyler McCarthy of Dawson Road Maintenance Thursday afternoon.

VIDEO: MOTI ‘triaging’ more than 100 road washouts in Cariboo region due to recent flooding

‘It’s been a very significant flash melt,’ said Cariboo district manager Todd Hubner

Ron McCormack, director of operations and CVSE manager MOTI (centre) discusses options for providing temporary access to residents cut off by the washout on Huston Road in the 150 Mile House area with Rob Kielman (left) and Skyler McCarthy of Dawson Road Maintenance Thursday afternoon.
Some Scout Island Nature Centre trails are under water this week. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

High waters flood parts Scout Island Thursday, April 23

“The water is dangerous and conditions can change quickly”

Some Scout Island Nature Centre trails are under water this week. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A contractor works at Huston Road in the 150 Mile House area Thursday, April 23, 2020. (Monica Lamb-Yorski - Williams Lake Tribune photo)

Rising B.C. rivers may have peaked, others still show flood threat: forecaster

The Cariboo Regional District issued evacuation alerts for 29 properties near 150 Mile House on Wednesday

A contractor works at Huston Road in the 150 Mile House area Thursday, April 23, 2020. (Monica Lamb-Yorski - Williams Lake Tribune photo)
Water levels of Williams Lake have risen almost three feet in less than 48 hours as seen here the pedestrian bridge at Scout Island is partially submerged in water Thursday morning. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake water level increases almost three feet in 48 hours

City has closed boat launches for the time being

Water levels of Williams Lake have risen almost three feet in less than 48 hours as seen here the pedestrian bridge at Scout Island is partially submerged in water Thursday morning. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Crews have built a temporary road for residents needing to leave 150 Mile House where some local roads have been washed out. (Aaron Mannella photo)

Temporary road in place for 150 Mile House residents impacted by flooding

The road goes through the 150 Mile House Ranch, out behind Chemo RV onto Highway 97

Crews have built a temporary road for residents needing to leave 150 Mile House where some local roads have been washed out. (Aaron Mannella photo)
Pigeon Road is one of the many roads in the Cariboo impacted by flooding Wednesday, April 22, 2020. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Pigeon Road is one of the many roads in the Cariboo impacted by flooding Wednesday, April 22, 2020. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Flood warnings upgraded for much of B.C.’s Cariboo, Chilcotin regions

Flood warnings upgraded for much of B.C.’s Cariboo, Chilcotin regions

Cache Creek has been placed under a state of local emergency as about 50 people were ordered to evacuate

Flood warnings upgraded for much of B.C.’s Cariboo, Chilcotin regions