Emergency Operations Centre De-Activated

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG News
Emergency Operations Centre De-Activated

The City has de-activated the Emergency Operations Centre in light of improved stability of the water in the Nechako River. The EOC was activated on December 15th and has been in place since, as the ice jam was pushed water levels up. The water is currently flowing at 180 cubic metres per second. The cooler weather has lengthened the jam to 32 kilometres upriver from the confluence with the Fraser River.
Since the EOC was activated, Emergency Management BC was brought in and has been picking up the bills since. The total cost to date of managing the ice jam is $146,000.
The City says it will continue to monitor the water levels and Cottonwood Island Park and the Heritage River trail system will remain closed, in the interests of public safety.


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