All indications are the residents of the NW will avoid the threat of any serious flooding again this year. The snow pack measured in the remote mountain ranges indicate as of June 17 the levels had dropped significantly.
The area river monitoring stations also appear to indicate the peak was reached on June 13. Although the level dropped and came back up again yesterday and today, they have not again reached the levels of June 13/14.
The seven day weather forecast also adds confidence to this prediction as the temperature will remain cool during the day and even cooler at night. There is some chance of rain but the chance (relative percentage) predicted by Environment Canada is low.
The new City and Regional District Facebook page to keep citizens informed also considers the chance of flooding relatively low.
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The latest update from this facebook page states:June 19 - 8:00 a.m. The water level on the Skeena began to rise again overnight and was measured at 8.668 metres at the Usk Station as of 5:00 a.m. this morning. The weather forecast is favourable and it is expected that the river level will remain manageable over this week.
The two associated snow pillow measuring stations for the Skeena River last updated at noon June 17, 2012 - From the BC Ministry of the Environment
The four river level monitoring stations set to display the levels recorded from June 2 to June 20, 2012 - from Environment Canada