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Fraser River's water levels peaked Monday night, conditions improving for Mission, Delta

Last Updated Jul 7, 2020 at 11:31 pm PST

Advisories have been issued for those living near and those on the Fraser River as water levels rise. (CityNews Vancouver)

DELTA (NEWS 1130) — Record water levels on the Fraser River have peaked, after a flood and debris, advisory was issued Monday for people living near the river in Mission and Delta.

Director of the BC River Forecast Center, Dave Campbell says conditions are improving, but heavy rain in the forecast is still something they’re watching closely.

Campbell adds it’s rare to see river flows this high, this late in the year.

“Looking back at the record, it’s been 100 years since we’ve had close over 10,000 cubic meters a second in July,” he said.

The areas remain vulnerable to heavy rainfall and more rain this week is in the forecast.

“We certainly need to continue to watch that closely.”

Boaters, float-home owners, marine traffic, and infrastructure operators are being told to be watchful, with warnings that debris traps upriver in the Fraser Valley are being overwhelmed.