Fraser River Update (May 21, 2018)
The latest update from Provincial authorities predicts the Fraser River at Hope will remain significantly high until at least the end of next week. The District may still see a 2012 flooding level but it becomes less likely as every day passes. The public should still be mindful of the potential for increased water levels and remember the banks of the Fraser River and low lying areas may become unstable due to erosion, seepage, or flooding. We continue to urge the public to stay clear of the Fraser River shores and banks.
Fraser River Update (May 18, 2018)
Water continues to rise gradually on the Fraser River. The District still expects this rise to peak at the 2012 level which will result in some localized flooding in the Wardle Street and Seventh Avenue area. There will also be seepage issues in other low lying locales within the District. This morning the District is distributing evacuation alerts to 44 residences in the following areas only:
Wardle Street between Seventh Avenue and Allison Avenue
The eastern portion of Tom Berry Road
The eastern portion of Haig Station Road
The western portion of Landstrom Road
Later today portions of Wardle Street and Seventh Avenue will be closed to the public as we continue with flood preparations. The District has requested a gabion basket damming system to be emplaced in that area as per the 2012 event. The District continues to monitor the situation closely, and working in conjunction with Provincial emergency measures authorities, will continue efforts to protect public safety and infrastructure.
Public Safety Bulletin
May 15, 2018
Due to the high water (flooding) and increased velocity of the Fraser River, the District of Hope has issued a Public Safety Bulletin for those properties that are physically adjacent to the Fraser River and in low lying areas. The banks of these physical properties may have become instable because of moderate to severe erosion, seepage or flooding. At this time we urge the public to stay clear of the Fraser River shores and banks. And, for those residents who have any yard areas that infringe on to the Fraser River should take extreme precaution when moving about these areas. The District continues to monitor the situation and will update residents as required. Current projection foresees the Fraser River reaching 2012 levels.
Evacuation Alerts: Yes
Evacuation Orders: None