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BC Hydro issues Puntledge River warning
BC Hydro has has once again issued a public advisory to stay away from the Puntledge River from Friday evening, April 27, through next Wednesday.
High volumes of water, almost five times the current river flow, will be released over the five-day period from the Comox Dam to lower reservoir levels.
"With the snow melt right now and the recent wet weather we've had, we are continuing to see high water levels in the Comox Lake Reservoir," explained BC Hydro spokesperson Stephen Watson. "We need to move some water out of the system because the reservor is increasing at a rate of about 30 centimetres each day."
Watson says conditions will be ideal for kaykers in taking advantage of those substantially increased flows along the Puntledge River, adding there is no risk for any downstream flooding.
BC Hydro officials say river safety must be top of mind with the warming weather and increasing river recreation.
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