River levels surge from rain

A flood warning has been issued for some communities along the Fraser River.

  • Jun. 19, 2012 7:00 a.m.

A flood warning was issued for the Fraser River from Quesnel to the Fraser Canyon Monday as a weekend of heavy rain brought water levels near a 50-year high.

A high streamflow advisory was issued Sunday for the Lower Fraser River, with heavy flows measured at Hope and Mission.

Flows are forecast to reach 11,500 to 13,000 cubic metres per second at Hope by late Thursday or Friday.