BC River Flood Stage Could Last for Several More Weeks

Experts say that while British Columbia has reached the peak of the springtime snowmelt, the danger of flooding will persist for weeks. This is the result of record snowfall in the mountains and a forecast of a quickly changing weather pattern, to hotter and drier, in the weeks ahead.

Dave Campbell is the head of the River Forecast Center, and he believes that the freshet runoff into rivers and lakes has reached its height. However, he expects that it will continue to melt for the next two weeks. Campbell added that the delay in snowpack melt this year will mean a greater risk of flooding will persist into July.

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Flood stage in B.C. could remain for weeks with prolonged snowmelt or rain: expert