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As of 8:30am this morning the community of Mount Currie recorded the Birkenhead River’s highest water level this season of 0.84m. This reading is 4cms higher than the highest level last season which was recorded on June 25th, 2010.
All of the good work that has been done this season has held much of the water back but at this high level we are now starting to experience the ‘nuisance’ flooding that we have been anticipating all summer. With warmth and sunshine in the forecast for next week we are anticipating that this high water may be with us a little while longer.
As of this afternoon two homes have been evacuated and two more are on stand by. Nine other homes in parts of IRs 1 and 3 are being monitored and members of the Emergency Planning and Operations Committee will be working with those families affected by high waters to determine next steps.
Please use caution this weekend while travelling along Highway 99, particularly in the area of Grandmother Slough where water may overtop the road. Should the water levels come up any more roads crews will be ready to direct traffic.
We hope everyone has a safe and ‘dry’ Canada Day Long Weekend!