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Flood warning downgraded, but Elk Valley still at risk

A long crack in the road near Elko caused by rising water eroding the earth underneath the asphalt. - Photo by K Haarstad
A long crack in the road near Elko caused by rising water eroding the earth underneath the asphalt.
— image credit: Photo by K Haarstad

The flood warning issued yesterday by the B.C. Rivers Forecast Centre has been downgraded to a flood watch.

However, forecasters say they are still concerned about the Elk River's potential to flood, after heavy rainfall of between 25 to 50 mm over the past 24 hours.

A flood warning was issued yesterday when heavy rain raised the river level significantly.

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