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Rivers in the Peace Region running low

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Rivers around the Peace Region have been running low due to drought.

The natural recurrent feature of climate, drought can be due to a deficiency of precipitation over an extended period of time, resulting in a water shortage.

Drought may also be caused by combinations of factors such as insufficient snow accumulation, hot and dry weather, or a delay in rainfall.

The Region is currently facing drought conditions that are notable in our rivers running low.

Current Rivers in the Peace Region at a #4 extremely dry rating include;

  • Beaton River near Fort St. John
  • Blueberry River below Aitken Creek
  • Peace River at Hudson’s Hope
  • Peace River near Taylor
  • Pouce Coupe River below Henderson Creek

To view the 7-day Average Streamflow; CLICK HERE

British Columbia Drought Information; CLICK HERE

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