Flood watch ends for Vancouver Island

The flood watch for Vancouver Island is over, according to the province's River Forecast Centre. Areas in orange are currently under a flood watch and areas in red are under a flood warning. || Image from River Forecast Centre.
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With the atmospheric river now dissipated, the province’s River Forecast Centre has ended the flood watch issued for Vancouver Island.

Parts of the Island received heavy rainfall on Dec. 1-2, especially in the west, which saw 105-220 mm of precipitation. Sheltered areas on east and south Vancouver Island were hit with 10-50 mm, according to the River Forecast Centre. An additional 20-30 mm of snowmelt contributed to river runoff on the Island.

Rivers have reached peak levels and are now receding in all areas. Conditions are expected to stabilize across the region today (Dec. 2), according to the province. No severe weather is anticipated into the weekend.

The public is advised to stay clear of the fast-flowing rivers and potentially unstable riverbanks during the high-streamflow period.

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