National Hydrological Service Flood Report & Forecast - June 5, 2020

Citizens are advised that flooding is occurring on the RIO HONDO and the SIBUN RIVERS. Residents are advised to avoid flooded rivers and streams and motorists should avoid crossing flooded bridges, Roads, and Highways as Floods may become severe

River Conditions

REGION 7 - The Blue Creek Sub catchment of the RIO HONDO remains above the historically recorded Hurricane Mitch Level, and is rising again due to rains occurring over the Rio Hondo catchment; Levels at. Santa Cruz, Douglas, San Antonio, and San Roman, continues to rise. The NEW RIVER at Caledonia continues to rise steadily.

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

REGION 11 - The SIBUN RIVER near Freetown Sibun is flooded and receding. Levels are normal and steady on the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village. The SITTEE RIVER at Kendal Bridge is normal and steady. The RIO GRANDE at Big Falls and San Pedro Columbia is normal steady. The MOHO RIVER at Jordan is above normal and falling.

REGION 13 - The TEMASH RIVER near Crique Sarco is above normal steady.

FLOOD FORECAST - 24 HOURS

REGION 7 - The Rio Hondo is expected to become steady at Blue Creek and will continue to rise downstream at Santa Cruz, Douglas, San Antonio, and San Roman. The NEW RIVER at Caledonia is expected to continue to rise steadily.

REGION 9 - The Mopan River will remain at normal levels. The Macal River will remain below the low level bridge. At Banana Bank levels will continue to fall. On Lower Belize River. lagoon levels will continue to rise at Crooked Tree. At Double Run levels will continue to fall.

Region 11 The Sibun River is expected to continue to fall at Freetown Sibun.

REGION 13 - Above Normal levels are expected are expected on the Temash River.