Flood warning downgraded, but Elk Valley still at risk

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

  • Jun. 27, 2012 5:00 p.m.

A long crack in the road near Elko caused by rising water eroding the earth underneath the asphalt.

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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