Cache Creek braces for more flooding

By Jill Sperling
May 16, 2018 - 4:15pm Updated: May 16, 2018 - 5:36pm

CACHE CREEK, B.C. — The flood waters of Cache Creek have receded, but the village of the same name is bracing itself for more high water. 

At the end of April, Cache Creek breached its banks and flooded the streets of the village, leaving mud and debris strewn across the community. 

The creek is now confined within its banks, and most of the snow that feeds it has melted.

However, the village isn't in the clear just yet. Mayor John Ranta says the concern now turns to the Bonaparte River. 

"We watch the River Forecast Centre data on a daily basis, and the predictions there are that about seven or eight days from now it could go up to near the 50 year flood level," Ranta said. "We've seen that before, then as you get closer to the day they moderate the predictions and they don't manifest themselves. 

"In the meantime, we've got sandbags deployed along most of the properties along the edge of the Bonaparte River and everybody's continuing to maintain vigilance to ensure that if the river does come up property is protected." 

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