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

VANCOUVER- A flood watch covered the Skeena region of northwestern British Columbia Tuesday as unseasonably warm temperatures swelled rivers in many areas of the province. B.C.’s River Forecast Centre posted the warning for the Skeena and Bulkley rivers and their tributaries across Wet’suwet’en and Gitxsan territories, as well as from Telkwa to Terrace. The rising waters prompted the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine to issue an evacuation order for most properties in the small settlements of Old Remo and New Remo on opposite sides of the Skeena river just west of Terrace. Flooding on the Skeena River could reach a 20-year high as early as Wednesday, the River Forecast Centre said. The ongoing hot weather is accelerating snowmelt across most of B.C., it said, estimating that the Bulkley River near Smithers…

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