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More heavy rain could impact river levels in the Thompson, Nicola and Shuswap regions

A special weather statement continues for the north and south Thompson, Shuswap and Nicola regions as heavy rains are expected to impact local rivers.
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July 02, 2020 - 8:36 AM

July’s wet start is expected to continue today as Environment Canada has extended a special weather statement regarding heavy rain and rising river levels in the South Thompson, North Thompson, Nicola, and Shuswap regions.

The special weather statement warns of potential impacts heavy rains will have on rising river levels, with significant concerns for high flows in the Quesnel River, the the North Thompson and South Thompson Rivers.

Most of these regions have already received significant amounts of rain in the past 24 hours, from 15 to 30 mm, along with higher amounts over the mountains of 30 to 50 mm.

The moist, easterly flow associated with the deep Alberta low is expected to continue streaming heavy moisture in to British Columbia today, with higher rainfall amounts expected over the mountains in the Willston, McGregor and Cariboo regions.

These regions could see precipitation totals of 40 to 60 mm.

More details on the alert can be found here.

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