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Flood threat easing in B.C. after heat, rain


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The Canadian Press

May 15, 2013 — The flood threat is easing in parts of B.C. after a hot spell and heavy rain over the last week has left rivers churning with water.

The B.C. River Forecast Centre says falling temperatures have slowed down the snow melt throughout the southern Interior and river levels are dropping.

The centre says the Fraser River in the Prince George region reached its peak Wednesday and is expected to drop off without any major flooding.

Although a high water advisory has ended for the North Thompson River, the city of Kamloops has issued a boating advisory for the north and south Thompson Rivers because of strong currents and heavy debris beneath the surface.

A high water advisory remains for the lower Fraser River from Hope to the coast, with peak levels expected on Friday and Saturday.

The forecast centre also says the level of Osoyoos Lake is expected to continue rising over the next few days because of high flows from the Similkameen River.

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