City issues caution warning for rising river levels
High levels in the Fraser River has the City of New Westminster advising residents of low-lying areas to be aware and cautious.
The B.C. River Forecast Centre is predicting a high streamflow for the Lower Fraser for the weekend and into next week. That means river levels are rising, or are expected to rise rapidly, but no major flooding is expected, although minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.
The elevated water levels, said the city, urges residents of Quayside, Port Royal, Braid industrial area, Sapperton Landing and other exposed areas along the Fraser or Brunette River to remain aware and use caution along the shoreline.
Those using below ground parking areas next the the river might also experience minor flooding or see pageduring high water levels, said the advisory from Dave Jones, manager of New West's emergency management office.
His department will continue to monitor the situation and work with other government bodies to provide updates when necessary.