Flood Report and Forecast - August 24, 2020

River Conditions

REGION 7 - On the Blue Creek sub-catchment of the RIO HONDO at Blue Creek and downstream at Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, and Douglas levels are above normal and falling. On the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia levels are above normal and falling.

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

REGION 11 - River levels on the SIBUN RIVER near Freetown Sibun is above normal steady. Levels on the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village is normal and steady. The SITTEE RIVER at Kendal Bridge is above normal and receding. The Swasey and Bladen branch of the MONKEY RIVER is above normal and receding slowly. Levels are above normal and receding on the RIO GRANDE at San Pedro Columbia and Big Falls. The MOHO RIVER at Jordan and Blue Creek South is above normal and receding. Levels on the TEMASH RIVER near Crique Sarco is above normal and receding slowly.

REGION 13 - On the SARSTOON RIVER levels are above normal and steady.

FLOOD FORECAST

REGION 7 - On the Blue Creek sub-catchment of the RIO HONDO at Blue Creek above normal level is expected to continue and downstream at Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, and Douglas above normal levels is expected to recede to normal levels. On the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia levels are expected to recede to near normal levels.

REGION 9 - On the MACAL RIVER, reservoir levels are expected to recede at all dam facilities. At San Ignacio, levels are expected to remain below the low-level bridge. On the MOPAN RIVER at Benque Viejo Town, above normal levels are expected to recede to near normal levels. Levels are expected to continue to recede on the BELIZE RIVER at Banana Bank and Double Run. On the CROOKED TREE LAGOON receding levels are expected to continue over the next few days.

REGION 11 - Normal and steady levels are expected near Freetown Sibun on the SIBUN RIVER. On the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village, above normal and steady levels are expected. On the SITTEE RIVER at Kendal Bridge levels is expected to recede becoming normal during the next few days. The Swasey and Bladen branch of the MONKEY RIVER is expected to recede to near normal levels. On the RIO GRANDE at San Pedro Columbia and Big Falls above normal and falling levels are expected to continue over the next few days. Levels are expected to continue to recede on the MOHO RIVER at Jordan and Blue Creek. On the TEMASH RIVER at Crique Sarco levels are expected to continue to recede.

REGION 13 - On the SARSTOON RIVER above normal levels is expected to continue over the next few days.

The Next Flood Report and Forecast will be issued on Friday August 28, 2020 at 12 noon.