The rain across the Peace Region over the weekend has prompted a High Streamflow Advisory from BC’s River Forecast Centre.

A low-pressure system has brought unsettled weather to the region since Thursday. Over 40mm of rain fell in the Dawson Creek area on Saturday, September 17th.

The Battleship Mountain and Bearhole Lake wildfires also had the potential to increase runoff in the area, due to burned vegetation creating hydrophobic soil conditions.

According to the River Forecast Centre, a High Streamflow Advisory means river levels are expected to rise quickly, but no major flooding is anticipated. Minor flooding may occur in low-lying areas. 

The Advisory remains in place for the Pouce Coupe River, the Kiskatinaw River, and areas around Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, and Hudson’s Hope. However, river levels were expected to peak on Sunday.

Drier weather is expected in the region over the coming days.