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B.C. premier doesn't want to interfere with flood cleanup near Sicamous, B.C.

A sandbag dike holds back the water from the Fraser River in Chilliwack, B.C. Thursday, June 28, 2012. Fraser Valley residents are bracing for a weekend of rising waters and potential flooding. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
June 28, 2012 - 1:02 PM

VANCOUVER - As Fraser Valley residents brace for a weekend of rising waters and potential flooding, other B.C. regions may have come through the worst in this latest round of high water.

The River Forecast Centre says flood warnings remain in place for several areas of the southern Interior, including parts of the Shuswap River, Shuswap Lake and South Thompson River.

Warnings and watches have been downgraded on many other waterways, including several in the Columbia and Kootenay regions, but a flood watch is still posted for the Fraser River from Quesnel through to the Fraser Canyon.

A pulse of water caused by recent rains and heavy runoff is surging down the Fraser, raising concern through the Fraser Valley, where low lying properties could be at risk.

Some homes remain evacuated near the Shuswap town of Sicamous, east of Kamloops, following flash flooding that displaced about 350 people last weekend.

Premier Christy Clark says she has not yet visited the region because she does not want to be in the way while crews work to clean up the mess, rebuild roads and restore water systems. (The Canadian Press, CHNL)

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