News Chilcotin River flood watch upgraded to warning SHARE ON: Sawyer Bogdan, staff Tuesday, Jul. 9th, 2019 (Dale C Sherstobitoff via BC Wildfire and Flood Support Group/Facebook) With files from Rebecca Dyok MyCaribooNow The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) is currently assessing road conditions in the West Chilcotin due to flooding. A flood watch issued Sunday for the Chilcotin River and its contributing rivers was upgraded Monday to a warning. “Our monitoring indicated that the river would crest, so it reaches its highest peak today and our continued monitoring indicates that’s the case,” said hydrologist with the River Forecast Centre, Ashlee Jollymore. The Cariboo Regional District that activated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) on Monday said some areas in the West Chilcotin, including the Big Creek and Nemiah Valley areas, are currently experiencing high stream flows and flooding. Some roads in the areas are washed out including Witte Road (Farwell Canyon Road) and the Gaspard Creek – Mons Creek Forest Service Road. “Our main focus today is to work on mapping so that we have a good understanding of which properties along those river tributaries would be affected depending on water levels,” said Emily Epp, EOC public information officer. Epps added it is not clear at this time how many people are impacted.