REPORTING · 30th May 2011
Ferry Island is similar to the canary in the mine shaft; it is our first and closest visual indicator of the flood potential. Today at 10 am water was creeping up inland from the south end.
Old Remo is witnessing the water rise and flow over the road and the low lying fields are flooding.
Terrace Mayor Pernarowski told us his officials are monitoring and watching the situation.
The latest measurements indicate the Skeena at Usk has stopped rising however the station at a location above the confluence of the Babine River (north of Kispiox) indicates the Skeena is on the rise again there.
Currently the river is measured at 9.86 metres with just over 5000 m3/sec. (noon May 30, 2011).
Between June 2nd and 4th, 2007 the river rose two metres and then quit rising reaching a peak of about 13 metres with a flow of 7500 m3/sec.
We still have lots of room, just stay away from river banks which may be eroding.
Old Remo is experiencing rising waters again.
Sand bar for fishing is gone from Ferry Island as the waters rise.
The Skeena at Thornhill River and the dike prepared prior to the 2007 flood. At the peak of the flood the Skeena was right at the top of this dike.
One can see the Skeena River roaring past the south tip of Ferry Island in this picture