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Water levels at various parts of the country returning to normal in the latest flood forecast

Posted: Monday, July 12, 2021. 9:05 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: Today, the National Hydrological Service (NHS) issued its latest flood forecast, which shows that water levels in various areas of the country are expected to return to normal levels.

According to the forecast, water levels on the Rio Hondo at Blue Creek and downstream at Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, and Douglas are near below normal and falling. This is also the same for water levels on the New River, at Tower Hill and Caledonia.

On the Macal River reservoir levels at all BECOL facilities are below the spillways; and at San Ignacio, levels remain below the low-level bridge and steady. Levels on the Mopan River at Benque Viejo Town are below normal and steady.

The Belize River at the Double Run is below normal and falling. The Crooked Tree Lagoon remains below the causeway and steady; meanwhile, water levels on the Sibun River at Freetown Sibun are below normal and steady. Levels on the Southern Lagoon near Gales Point Village is near normal and steady. The watersheds on the Eastern Slopes of the Maya Mountains are below normal and steady.

Water levels at the Sittee River at Kendal Bridge is normal and steady, while on the Swasey and Bladen branches of the Monkey River, levels are below normal and steady. Levels on the Deep river at Medina Bank are below normal and steady.

“The Rio Grande at San Pedro Columbia and Big Falls are below normal and steady. On the Moho River at Blue Creek South is above normal and shows a minimal rise; and at Jordan, levels are above normal and falling. The Temash River at Crique Sarco is below normal and steady. On the Sarstoon River, levels are normal and steady,” the NHS said.

The NHS says that the next flood forecast will be produced on July 14, at noon.


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