FLOOD REPORT AND FORECAST
Monday November 23, 2020 12:00 pm FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR RIVERS, STREAMS, CREEKS and WATERWAYS IN THE BELIZE, CENTRAL, and WESTERN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY (includes - San Ignacio, Benque, Banana Bank, Double Run, Crooked Tree, Maypen, Lemonal, Rancho Dolores, Flowers Bank, Scotland Halfrnoon, Boston, Lucky Strike, Rock Stone Pond, Lord's Bank, Burrell Boom, Grace Bank, Western Pines communities and Downstream to the coast — Belize City.
A FLOOD WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR COMMUNITIES DOWNSTREAM ON THE RIO HONDO (RESIDENTS IN THE DOWNSTREAM AREAS OF THE RIO HONDO (especially the Albion Island area) ARE TO REMAIN VIGILANT AS FLOOD WATERS FROM BLUE CREEK CONTINUES TO MOVE DOWNSTREAM. River Conditions
REGION 7 - The RIO HONDO at Blue Creek and downstream at Santa Cruz, San Antonio. San Roman, and Douglas levels are approaching flood stage and have exceeded the historical Mitch stage and continues to increase steadily. Flood levels on the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia approaches historical levels and continues to increase steadily.
REGION 9 - Reservoir levels on the MACAL RIVER. at all BECOL facilities remains above the spillways. At San Ignacio, Flood levels remains above the low-level bridge and decreasing. Flood levels on the MOPAN RIVER at Benque Viejo Town are decreasing.
On the BELIZE RIVER at Banana Bank and surrounding areas, Flood Levels continues to increase: at Belize River Valley and surrounding communities, Double Run and near the Haulover Creek to the coast, Flood levels continue to increase. On the CROOKED TREE LAGOON. the causeway remains inundated as flood levels continues to increase.
REGION 11 - Flood levels on the SIBUN RIVER near Freetown Sibun have exceeded the historical Mitch stage, levels are now decreasing slowly. Levels on the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village are above normal and falling. The watersheds on the EASTERN SLOPES OF THE MAYAN MOUNTAINS are near normal and continue to recede. The SITTEE RIVER at Kendal Bridge is near normal and receding. The Swasey and Bladen branches of the MONKEY RIVER are above normal and receding. Levels on the RIO GRANDE at San Pedro Columbia and Big Falls are above normal and receding. 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 steady.
REGION 13 - On the SARSTOON RIVER levels are above normal and steady. FLOOD FORECAST
REGION 7 — Flood stage on the RIO HONDO at Blue Creek is expected to increase minimally while at Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, and Douglas and downstream to the coast will continue to increase . On the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill, and Caledonia, Flood levels are expected to begin to recede.
REGION 9 - On the MACAL RIVER. reservoir levels at all BECOL facilities are expected to continue to recede; while at San Ignacio, Flood levels are expected to remain above the low-level bridge and continue to recede. On the MOPAN RIVER: at Benque Viejo Town Flood levels are expected to continue to recede.
On the BELIZE RIVER. at Banana Bank, Belize River Valley and surrounding communities, Double Run and near Haulover Creek to the Coast. increasing Flood Levels are expected to continue. On the CROOKED TREE LAGOON, the causeway is expected to remain inundated as flood levels continue to increase.
REGION 11 — Flood levels on the SIBUN RIVER near Freetown Sibun is expected to continue to recede. Levels on the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village is expected to become steady. In watersheds on the EASTERN SLOPES OF THE MAYAN MOUNTAINS. near normal levels are expected to fall to normal levels. Above normal levels on the MOHO and TEMASH RIVERS are expected to continue to fall to near normal levels.
REGION 13 — Above normal levels on the SARSTOON RIVER is expected to continue to recede and become steady.
The next Flood Report and Forecast will be issued on Tuesday November 24, 2020 at 12 pm.
Water still cloudy but the sun is out with a cool wind. Photo by San Pedro Scoop
Later in the evening... Photo by Marlena Gomez