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BC Hydro releases safety advisory to avoid Puntledge River

BC Hydro has released a public safety advisory to avoid the Puntledge River.

Stephen Watson, BC Hydro stakeholder engagement advisor says river flows are high and dangerous.

The Comox Lake Reservoir was at approximately 133 m Monday, which is 2.3 m less than the dam’s overflow spillway.

Watson says inflows may go up to a daily average of about 200 m3/s on Wednesday and Thursday.

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BC Hydro may increase flows up to 175 m3/s during low tides if inflows are higher than expected.

Safety signs are being placed in the area.

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