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

Residents in flood prone areas of British Columbia’s central Interior spent an anxious night after further evacuation alerts issued Wednesday, but analysts say some rivers may have peaked.

The River Forecast Centre says several waterways in the Cariboo and Chilcotin regions show signs of reaching or approaching peak levels.

The centre says others rivers and streams continue to rise, although the flow rate has slowed, and it warns unsettled weather and the chance of heavy showers could affect conditions.

The Cariboo Regional District issued evacuation alerts for 29 properties near 150 Mile House on Wednesday while a further 30 properties were placed on alert near the Village of Cache Creek.

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District says its alerts around the village cover about 400 people and 10 properties are still on evacuation order.

District spokeswoman Wendy Coomber says waters in Cache Creek are the lowest she has seen since Sunday, but the latest alerts cover homes along the Bonaparte River where levels are steady.

“We’ve been told that any amount of rain in the area could change that quickly,” Coomber said in an email.

Environment Canada has forecast showers or thundershowers around Cache Creek Thursday and warmer temperatures at around 16 C.

The Canadian Press

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