News Rising water levels prompt park closures, notification to Farrell Street residents SHARE ON: Catherine Garrett, staff Wednesday, Jun. 24th, 2020 The river level at Paddlewheel Park in early June. (City of PG) Rising water levels in the Fraser River have prompted City staff to reach out to residents of Farrell Street to advise them of the possibility of flooding. According to the BC River Forecast Centre, river levels on the Fraser River are at about 9.0 meters with the river forecast to rise to about 9.5 meters in the next two days. Home basements on Farrell St can begin to experience flooding when the rivers reach approximately 10 meters. This afternoon, City staff delivered letters to Farrell Street residents advising them to be prepared should evacuation be required. No evacuation alerts or orders have been declared for Prince George. Sand and sandbags are available to residents of Farrell Street and are positioned at the North end of Farrell Street. All residents of Farrell Street are strongly advised to have an emergency kit readily available to enable them to quickly leave their properties in the event of an evacuation order. Effective immediately, the City of Prince George is closing Cottonwood Island Park and the Heritage River Trail from the Cameron Street Bridge to Taylor Drive due to rising river levels. Barricades have been installed at parking lot entrances to notify visitors of the closure and warning signs have been installed at various locations in the Park. Paddlewheel Park and Hazelton Park are also now closed with signage installed. Nechako Riverside Park and McMillan Creek Fishing Park remain open.