The District of Vanderhoof is actively monitoring the water levels and is coordinating closely with Rio Tinto and Emergency Management BC on the flow rates and forecasts for the river. The levels are projected within the 5 – 10-year Flow return range.
At this time, there is no concern for most residents. However, as the situation changes, we will provide more information to residents along the Nechako River and Stoney Creek as it becomes available.
The boat launch is now closed to the public, as a precaution and to protect the boat launch parking lot. Access to the boat launch will be allowed to the Nechako White Sturgeon Conservation Centre and Nechako Valley Search and Rescue. Trails along the river and in low-lying areas within Vanderhoof are also closed due to high water.
Residents who experience groundwater within their basements or crawlspaces should contact and leave a message with the Vanderhoof Fire Hall at (250) 567 – 2616.
We will be continuing to monitor the situation closely and be in regular contact with Rio Tinto and Emergency Management BC over this weekend and beyond and will provide more information as it comes.
Emergency Management BC has prepared a new Flood Preparedness Guide and other information resources for residents of BC. These resources will help you prepare for, respond to, and recover from a flood. Download the guide today: http://ow.ly/6Zrr30qoMJV