TNRD prepares for upcoming flood season

By Vanessa Ybarra
December 23, 2017 - 12:10pm

BONAPARTE, B.C. — The TNRD is closely monitoring the area around the Bonaparte River ahead of this spring's flood season.

Information Officer Debbie Sell says this summer's wildfires destroyed shrubs and small trees along the river which are used to hold water back.

She says officials have spent the last few months scouring the region.

"What we're trying to do is some mapping to see if there's particular areas along the river that could be at risk so you try to be as prepared as possible. Of course you're kind of at the mercy of mother nature so it's dependant on whatever happens with the weather."

Sell says once mapping is complete the TNRD will notify owners near high risk areas so they can take appropriate measures in safeguarding their properties.

Sell says the Bonaparte River is the only waterway area that was significantly affected by the fires.

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