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Flooding prompts City of Prince George to close sections of Cottonwood Island Park

Some of the trails are submerged
High water levels at Cottonwood Island Nature Park. (via City of Prince George)

The city has closed sections of Cottonwood Island Nature Park because of rising river levels.

Barricades and signs have been installed on the bridge leading into the island in the park, near the rail bridge, and on the trail running from the canoe launch to the Yelllowhead Bridge.

Sections of the park trail began to experience some flooding yesterday (May 22), but the BC River Forecast Centre forecasts river levels will recede over the next few days. City staff will continue to monitor river levels and will reopen closed sections of the park when it is safe to do so.

The city says it also encourages residents to use caution whenever walking near the rivers, particularly during periods of increased water levels.


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Born and raised in Prince George, Hanna Petersen is a graduate of UNBC. She then abandoned her hometown for the East Coast, graduating with a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in the process.
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