FLOOD REPORT AND FORECAST

Wednesday June 10, 2020 12 noon

CITIZENS ARE ADVISED THAT FLOODING IS OCCURRING ON THE RIO HONDO. Communities within the Albion Island areas, Douglas and downstream to the coast will continue to remain under FLOOD Warning.

River Conditions

REGION 7 - The Blue Creek Sub catchment of the RIO HONDO remains above the historically recorded Hurricane Mitch Level, and receding slowly; Levels at: Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, and Douglas continue to rise. The NEW RIVER at Caledonia is above normal and continues to fall slowly.

REGION 9 - On the MACAL RIVER, reservoir levels remains below the spillways at Chalillo, Mollejon and Vaca facilities. At San Ignacio, levels are 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 normal and steady. The CROOKED TREE LAGOON is below the causeway and slowly rising.

REGION 11 - The SIBUN RIVER near Freetown Sibun is above normal and falling slowly. 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 and steady. The MOHO RIVER at Jordan is normal and steady.

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

FLOOD FORECAST - 48 HOURS

REGION 7 - The RIO HONDO remains under Flood Warning; the river is expected to continue to fall at Blue Creek and will continue to rise downstream at Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, And Douglas. Above normal and falling levels expected on the NEW RIVER at Caledonia.

REGION 9 - Normal and steady levels is expected on the MOPAN and MACAL RIVERS. On the Lower Belize River, levels will continue to rise slowly on the Crooked Tree Lagoon. At Double Run normal and steady levels are expected.

REGION 11 - Above Normal and steady levels are expected on the SIBUN RIVER. On the RIO GRANDE and MOHO RIVERS normal and steady levels are expected

REGION 13 - Normal and steady levels are expected on the TEMASH RIVER.