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Snow-melt season in BC earlier than normal

The BC River Forecast Centre says the provincial snowmelt season is a month ahead of schedule according to the latest numbers.

River Forecast Centre Head, Dave Campbell believes any risk of flooding this year is all but gone.

“From a flooding risk perspective, they are diminishing, we have probably gotten through the worst of it the last 30 days unless we see heavy rainfall.”

The Upper Fraser East and West are 23% of normal while the Nechako is 45%.

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Environment Canada is predicting above normal temperatures from the May to July period in BC.

Since May 1st, some rivers have experienced a transition from well-above normal flows to either near or below normal levels as of mid-May.

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