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Old 04-21-2007, 01:09 PM
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There seem to be quite a few misconceptions, I will attempt to comment on a few in a Construcive manner.

1. Flood Insurance- Does not cover Fraser Floods. It does cover a water main breaking or Rain water draining into your home. If this is possibly an Issue, contact you Agent for clarification.

2. This has happened before, nothing came of it-The snowpack is the same as 1999. What is different is the Frasin Basin Council Report which predicts Water levels up to 1m higher.http://www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/news/do...l-Nov14-06.pdf
Many business's along the Fraser have marked the potential level on-site, so they can assess the impact and plan.

The Ministry of Mines will be allowing the Pits and Quarries to begin operating extended hours to meet the demand for material for raising, reinforcing and repairing potential Dike breachs.

Soon some Municipalitys probably will be applying for Emergency powers. So any Individuals or Organizations that are considered an hinderance, will be removed from the picture very quickly.

If you believe that you may have to relocate, start planning now, because there
are many already doing so, that moving truck may not be available.

Personally , I'm stocking up with Beer, lawnchair and camera.

Plan for the worst, hope for the best.
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Old 04-21-2007, 11:01 PM
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In response to knocking down the dikes I really seriously doubt that as well. There is no way Abbotsford would spend there provincial grant on building up/ reinforcing those dikes and then knock them down. I work for the city of abbotsford and have heard no such thing.

Have a plan and make a list of everything that is important too you to move so that you are prepared when word comes to leave for higher ground.

Too many people don't take these types of scenerios seriously enough. I have an emergency kit in every car and the house so no matter where I am I will be able to support myself for 1 week.
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Old 04-22-2007, 01:30 AM
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The bussinesses in the flood plains have already been told to move there valubles tohigher grounds.
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Old 04-22-2007, 09:04 AM
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from the horses mouth, papers may be doing a bit of sensationalizing to sell more papers.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/rfc/river_f...t/bulletin.htm
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Old 04-22-2007, 09:46 AM
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Keep it coming... Only 145 meters to waterfront
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Old 04-28-2007, 08:50 AM
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I have seen quite a few machines scraping the sides of the dikes east of Mission, I guess to check for possible leakage spots. Lots of gravel trucks hauling to somewhere too. IN Matsqui, they are working on the dile big time. won't do me much good there though, quite the opposite!
Wonder where all of our diking taxes have gone all these years?? I think if all the worse case senerios come into play, high tide, rain, hot weather, then we are hooped. Otherwise ok. the animals are still on Nicomen Is.

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Old 04-29-2007, 10:24 AM
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buy a boat? wont help at the dock i keep my boat at there is an notice stating 24hrs notice to get out of the river in case of flood (it takes that long to come from prince george)
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Old 04-29-2007, 11:22 AM
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Good to see all the fun is not gone fron BC!! hey y'all, Moved from Ladner to Prince George 'bout year and a half ago.. About your water Levels? We've reached our High water mark already, over a month early!! So hang on tight Down there and yes get some sandbags! great site good luck

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Old 04-30-2007, 08:18 AM
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I used to live in PG. Stayed for a time right on the Fraser in Moran's Trailer Park, South Ft George. Was nice to see all the ice breaking up and heading south in the spring time. I guess that is happening big time now? When does it start to break up, I forget?
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Old 04-30-2007, 05:24 PM
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Check the Fraser River at Mission Gauge, this is the Gauge that everyone from Hope downstream referers to.

http://scitech.pyr.ec.gc.ca/waterweb/formnav.asp?lang=0
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Old 05-05-2007, 09:14 AM
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interesting, click on hydrometric portfolio on left side.
could give us a bit of a heads up. PG can freeze for a bit longer to make it better for all of us.

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Check the Fraser River at Mission Gauge, this is the Gauge that everyone from Hope downstream referers to.

http://scitech.pyr.ec.gc.ca/waterweb/formnav.asp?lang=0
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Old 05-06-2007, 09:14 PM
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Houston B.C has experienced flooding already...all be it in the low lying areas.

I could not help but notice how muddy the Fraser is but on my way up the Coq on thurs I noticed the river water near Caroline mines and northward was very very clear.
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Old 05-07-2007, 12:35 AM
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Make sure you have lots a water on hand The pips for your water might come below. have sand bags ready that will fit into your tolit incase the sewer backs up. Generator to run your pumps, no good with out power. Gas.. .
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Old 05-07-2007, 05:40 PM
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I used to live in PG. Stayed for a time right on the Fraser in Moran's Trailer Park, South Ft George. Was nice to see all the ice breaking up and heading south in the spring time. I guess that is happening big time now? When does it start to break up, I forget?
Actually all the Ice was off early April.:rockhorns: But now the Nechako and Fraser are Blown out. I guess They'll stay that way til about the end of june

I never realized we had record snow levels this year . Wikins park will probably flood right to the picnik shelter. I took a walk down on the weekend and the water is right even with the lawn, with lots more too go

I'l keep you guys posted, as I'm on the Nechako, a major Tributary. O by the way It's pissin out

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Old 05-08-2007, 08:16 AM
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thanx for reply. Nechako, that's a nice clean river, or at least it was.
I heard that lots of flooding is going on up north. yikes, better get the dinghy launched soon.
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