Stormfront coming

Another round of storms are expected to hit the Comox Valley, says BC Hydro.

  • Oct. 24, 2016 10:00 a.m.

Another round of storms are coming to the Comox Valley, says BC Hydro. The main one is expected Tuesday with rainfall amounts forecasted around 70 mm for the Cruikshank River side of the upper Puntledge River watershed.

Tonight through Thursday, precipitation totals may be around 140 mm. The freezing level will be high with this storm. The forecast looks drier past Thursday.

The reservoir was well positioned to absorb most of the water inflows from the three storms that hit the week of Oct. 10. The reservoir is up slightly and now sits at 133.8 metres. It has been brought down a bit and is well positioned for these storms.

Hydro will need to spill high volumes of water from Monday evening to Thursday as it initiates flood risk management operations.

For public safety, Hydro cautions to stay away from the Puntledge system through Thursday due to high and changing river flows.

BC Hydro may provide an update later this week if needed.

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