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National Hydrological Service issues flood warning advisory; levels at Vaca and Chalillo dams above spillway

Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020. 5:41 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: The National Hydrological Service issued a flood warning advisory today.

Moist and unstable weather conditions continue today.

A flood warning exists for the central Belize river area.

A flood warning exists for the upper Sibun river and a flood watch for the lower Sibun and Manatee River.

Flood levels on the Blue Creek Sub catchment of the Rio Hondo at Blue Creek, Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, and Douglas continue to fall slowly. The New River at Tower Hill and Caledonia is above normal and rising.

On the Macal River, at the Chalillo dam river level is 1.56m above the spillway and rising, at the Vaca facility, levels are 0.14m above the spillway and continue to rise.

Reservoir levels are rising at Mollejon facility but remain below the spillway. Levels at Rio On continues to rise.

At San Ignacio, levels are below the low-level bridge and rising.

The Mopan River Benque Viejo Town is above normal rising.

On the Belize River, levels at Banana Bank and Double Run are above normal and rising slowly. The Crooked Tree lagoon is below the causeway and steady.

The Sibun River near Freetown Sibun is above normal and rising slowly.

Levels are rising on the Southern Lagoon near Gales Point Village.

The Sittee River at Kendal Bridge is above normal and steady. Levels are slowly rising on the Rio Grande at San Pedro Columbia and Big Falls.

The Moho River at Jordan is above normal and rising.

The Temash River near Crique Sarco is above normal and rising.

On the Rio Hondo, River levels is expected to show a slight increase at Blue Creek, Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, and Douglas. Above normal and increasing levels is expected on the New River at Tower Hill and Caledonia.


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