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Campbell River Flood Watch

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Campbell River Flood Watch

A flood watch continues for parts of the North Island. BC Hydro’s Spokesperson Stephen Watson says the upper Campbell River reservoir has climbed about .6 m since Monday afternoon. BC Hydro has been spilling water through the system for flood risk management down stream. “We are actually going to up the increase it again by about 60 cubic metres per second through the system,” Watson continues, “So we have 3 dams on the Campbell River system, and they will all be releasing a total of 560 cubic metres per second.” He says with the unregulated Quinsam River flow and ocean tides, there is now an elevated risk of isolated flooding Campbell River. BC Hydro states the water flow below the John Hart dam is the highest it’s ever been.

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