The Fraser River water level hit a peak of 8.84 metres on Monday. However officials feel that the threat of flooding is almost over.

Flood fears in Hope decline with water

Officials 'cautiously optimistic' that danger nearing an end

The water on the Fraser River reached its peak in Hope on Monday and officials are now “cautiously optimistic” that flooding worries can soon be put to rest.

The water level hit 8.84 metres at the Fraser Bridge on Monday morning with a discharge level (volume of water) of 10,000 cubic metres per second.

“We know what that looks like, it’s happened before,” said Hope fire chief Tom DeSorcy who also holds the title of emergency preparedness coordinator.

“At this point we are keeping an eye on things, but we are not expecting any major flooding.”

After hitting its peak Monday, the water began to go down, a trend that is expected to continue.

DeSorcy said the water levels in Prince George are declining and “what happens in Prince George happens here.”

But that doesn’t mean officials are letting down their guard. DeSorcy said that no one has declared the spring freshet over.

“We’ll never say all is well, but we aren’t expecting anything either,” he said.”

He wants to stay prepared for the unexpected.

“The river can always make things go sideways.”

But the 8.84 metre water level is not a concern he said.

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