FLOOD REPORT AND FORECAST
Friday June 12, 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 - Flood levels on the Blue Creek Sub catchment of the RIO HONDO remains above the historically recorded Hurricane Mitch Level, but continues to recede slowly; Flood Levels at: Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, and Douglas are falling. The NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia is above normal and steady.

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 falling.

REGION 11 - The SIBUN RIVER near Freetown Sibun is above normal and falling. 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 - Weekend

REGION 7 - The RIO HONDO remains under Flood Warning; A gradual recession in river levels is expected at Blue Creek, Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, and Douglas. Above normal and falling levels are expected on the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia.

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

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

REGION 13 - On the TEMASH RIVER normal and steady levels are expected