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When the Fraser River is in Freshet this results in increased water levels and stronger than usual currents.  There may also be a change in the location or direction of local currents, and an increase in floating debris on the water.  This is an annual event which can result in flooding,

How the weather plays out from mid-May to late June is critical. The 1948 flood resulted after sustained high temperatures arrived on the heels of a cool spring.

“High flows and floods on the Fraser River during spring freshet result from two factors: snow and weather,” according to the River Forecast Centre.

The lack of any extended early heat waves in May or prolonged heavy rain at peak time would be significant.

Please be extra aware of river conditions during Freshet.