Some Rivers Still Rising

All this week, we've been telling you about Tropical Storm Cristobal, and the high volume of rain that it dumped on Belize. Well, the National Hydrological Service from within the Ministry of Natural Resources has another flood report and forecast on the country's rivers.

The Rio Bravo and the Blue Creek Sub catchment of the Rio Hondo, which recently swelled to flood levels above those recorded during Hurricane Mitch, is still well above the flood stage. Levels at San Antonio, San Roman, Santa Cruz, and Douglas are rising steadily. The New River at Caledonia has exceeded its banks and continues to rise.

In the west, reservoir levels remain below the spillways at the Chalillo, Mollejon, and Vaca facilities. In San Ignacio, levels remain below the low-lying bridge, but the water is gradually rising. The Mopan River in Benque Viejo Town is above normal, but it appears to be going down.

The Sibun River near Freetown Sibun is flooded and continues to rise.

Channel 7

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National Hydrological Service Flood Forecast - June 4, 2020

CITIZENS ARE ADVISED TO AVOID FLOODED RIVERS AND MOTORISTS SHOULD
AVOID CROSSING FLOODED BRIDGES. ROADS AND HIGHWAYS

River Conditions

REGION 7 - The Rio Bravo and Blue Creek Sub catchment of the RIO HONDO remains well above flood stage; Levels at SAN ANTONIO, SAN ROMAN and SANTA CRUZ and DOUGLAS are rising steadily. The NEW RIVER at Caledonia has exceeded its banks and continues to rise.

REGION 9- On the MACAL PJVER, reservoir levels remain below the spillways at Chatillo, Mollejon and Vaca facilities. At San Ignacio, levels remain below the low-level bridge but is gradually rising. The MOPAN RIVER at Bengue Viejo Town is above normal and declining. On the BELIZE RIVER, levels at Banana Bank continue to fall. The CROOKED TREE LAGOON is below the causeway and rising steadily. At Double Run, levels are above normal and rising.

REGION 11 - The SIBUN RIVER near Freetown Sibun is flooded and continues to rise. Levels are steady on the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village. The RIO GRANDE is normal steady. The MOHO RIVER at Jordan is above normal and falling.

The Next Flood Report and Forecast will be issued on Friday June 5, 2020 at 12 noon