Heavy rains bring North Shore rivers to dangerous heights (VIDEOS)

Nov 15 2021, 10:06 pm

The waterways in North Vancouver were in rare form on Monday, November 15, as the BC River Forecast Centre had a flood watch in effect for the North Shore Mountains.

A combination of snow melt and heavy rain created hazardous conditions in many areas.Ā Lynn Headwaters Regional Park and Grouse Mountain Regional Park were both closed on Monday and some places experienced standing water on the roads.

According to an update from the District of North Vancouver, district crews were out working to clear catch basins and drainage infrastructure.

The district noted that Lynn Canyon was closed due to high, rushing waters and the risk of falling tree branches, with the wind expected to pick up.

With water levels for North Vancouver’s rivers and creeks considered “very high” by the district, they are asking residents to stay away from the water’s edge as “high water flow can undermine the stability of creek and river banks.”

The storm also brought power outages to parts of North Vancouver.

If you have a concern about local flooding or fallen branches, you can call the district.

You can keep up with Environment Canada’s alertsĀ and report severe weather by tweeting it out with the hashtag #BCStorm or by sending an email to [email protected].

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