Alouette River Urgent Alerts

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February 1, 2020 3:35 PM

Weather and River Update Saturday February 1 at 3:30 pm

The weather forecast for the next 24 hours is for partly cloudy conditions and a change in wind direction that will bring colder temperatures overnight with a chance of light snowfall or rain tomorrow.

The impacts of the rainfall event are improving throughout the community as the dyke pump stations move water from the Albion Flats and Lower Hammond areas. Water has receded along the North Alouette River and roads have reopened in the area.

The Alouette Lake Reservoir is at or near capacity and BC Hydro will be continuing a controlled release to lower the reservoir level for the foreseeable future to mitigate the impacts of any future rain events. The South Alouette will continue to have high streamflow, however there should not be flood impacts for residents.

Throughout the Lower Mainland the flow rates for all watercourses remains high. Citizens are reminded of the risks associated with these conditions and are asked to stay away from rivers and streams while the rainfall flushes through the water system.

No further updates will be provided related to this weather system. We would like to thank citizens who took the time to share these updates with their neighbours. A special thank you to citizens who reached out to assist their neighbours during the peak of the storm in the middle of the night. Stay safe neighbours.

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