Water levels recede on Bonaparte River

Flood watch scaled down for Cache Creek.

Cache Creek was on Flood Watch early last week, but the risk was

lowered to High Stream Flow Advisory by mid-week.

Administrator Tom Kadla said the Village has a stockpile of 25,000

sandbags on hand. They placed some at Sage n Sands, trailer park along

the Bonaparte River, and the rest went to the Public Works yard, which

is also situated on the river at the opposite end of town.

Flood warnings usually don’t happen in Cache Creek until

June/July.

Kadla said many concerned residents are calling the Village Office

about the rising water.

Last Wednesday, the BC River Forecast Centre advised that River levels

crested early on Tuesday, May 17th, and have been receding since,

including  the Bonaparte below Cache Creek which is near or below the

two year flow level.