REPORTING · 1st June 2011
Although the level of the Skeena is high and some low lying areas are covered the river is currently not rising. There is some potential in the near future for a sudden rise as the snow pack in the high back country remains. As of the last measurement taken, May 30, indications are it is on its way to a full melt. The speed of the melt is the variable.
Currently the Skeena is measured at 10 meters in height. Serious flooding occurs at 12 metres. The 2007 Flood reached 13 metres.
Between 1 am June 4, 2007 and 5 am June 5, 2007 the river rose 2.5 metres, from just over 10 mt to 12.62 mt. All conditions today are identical except for a smaller snow pack that is also just beginning to melt.
Locations of measuring stations - BC Government FLNRO River Forecast Centre
Kalum Headwaters Cedar-Kiteen - BC Government FLNRO River Forecast Centre
Copper River Headwaters Tsai Creek - BC Government FLNRO River Forecast Centre
Skeena Headwaters Shedin Creek - BC Government FLNRO River Forecast Centre