Flood warning for part of northwest B.C., other rivers rising as heat grips province

VANCOUVER- The Skeena region of northwestern British Columbia is under a flood warning as unseasonably warm temperatures swell rivers in many areas of the province. B.C.’s River Forecast Centre posted the warning Tuesday for the Skeena and Bulkley rivers and their tributaries across Wet’suwet’en and Gitxsan territories, as well as from Telkwa to Terrace. The hot weather is accelerating snowmelt across most of B.C., the centre said, estimating that the Bulkley River near Smithers would exceed flood stage by the end of the day. Flooding on the Skeena River could reach a 20-year high as early as Wednesday, it said. Several waterways in southern B.C. had also been upgraded to a flood watch as the River Forecast Centre warned the Kettle and Granby rivers in the Boundary basin and the…

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