Flood Report and Forecast for June 18, 2021

River Conditions

REGION 7 - On the RIO HONDO to the coast, levels are near normal and slowly increasing. On the NEW RIVER, at Tower Hill, levels are below normal and increasing slowly; and, at Caledonia levels are above normal and have increased minimally.

REGION 9 - On the MACAL RIVER reservoir levels at all BECOL facilities are below the spillways; and at San Ignacio, levels remain below the low-level bridge and steady. Levels on the MOPAN RIVER at Benque Viejo Town are below normal and steady.

The BELIZE RIVER at the Double Run is below normal and shows a minimal rise. The CROOKED TREE LAGOON is below the causeway and remains steady.

REGION 11- Levels on the SIBUN RIVER at Freetown Sibun is below normal and shows a minimal rise. Levels on the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village is near normal and steady. The watersheds on the EASTERN SLOPES OF THE MAYAN MOUNTAINS are below normal and steady. The SITTEE RIVER at Kendal Bridge is near normal and steady. On the Swasey branch of the MONKEY RIVER, levels are near normal and steady; and, on the Bladen branch levels are below normal and steady. Levels on the DEEP RIVER is below normal and steady. The RIO GRANDE at San Pedro Columbia and Big Falls are below normal and steady. The MOHO RIVER at Blue Creek South and Jordan are near normal and steady. The TEMASH RIVER at Crique Sarco is near normal and steady.

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

FLOOD FORECAST

REGION 7 - On the RIO HONDO at Blue Creek, Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman Douglas to the coast near normal levels are expected. On the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and at Caledonia, near normal levels are expected.

REGION 9 - On the MACAL RIVER, reservoir levels at all BECOL facilities is expected to remain below the spillways; at San Ignacio, levels are expected to remain below the low-level bridge. On the MOPAN RIVER at Benque Viejo Town, near normal level is expected.

On the BELIZE RIVER at Double Run, near normal levels is expected and at CROOKED TREE LAGOON, water level is expected remain below the causeway.

REGION 11 - On the SIBUN RIVER at Freetown Sibun, normal levels are expected. On the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village near normal levels are expected. In the watersheds on the EASTERN SLOPES OF THE MAYAN MOUNTAINS levels are expected to increase minimally. On the SITTEE RIVER, at Kendal Bridge levels are expected to increase minimally. On the Swasey and Bladen branches of the MONKEY RIVER, a minimal increase in river levels is expected. On the RIO GRANDE at San Pedro Columbia and Big Falls South levels are expected to increase minimally. On the MOHO RIVER at Blue Creek South and Jordan, levels are expected to increase to above normal levels. On the TEMASH RIVER at Crique Sarco, levels are expected to increase to above normal levels.

REGIONS 13 - On the SARSTOON RIVER, levels are expected to increase.

THE NEXT FLOOD REPORT AND FORECAST WILL BE ISSUED ON JUNE 21, 2021