Two people were rescued Monday morning after the Pine River overflowed its banks near Hasler Flats.

The couple were staying at a hunting cabin, when the Pine River overflowed.  The Chetwynd RCMP called in North Peace Search and Rescue to help remove them from the area.  Both were unharmed in the incident.

The B.C. River Forecast Centre issued a flood watch for the Pine River Saturday afternoon stating river levels were rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull.

The flood watch remains in the Peace Region for the following areas:

  • Moberly River near Fort St. John
  • Pine River near East Pine
  • Tributaries to the Peace River/Williston around Hudson’s Hope, Taylor and west of Fort St. John

With more rain in the forecast for the Peace region Monday, river levels could rise rapidly in the coming days.

Residents are reminded that they should avoid small creeks and rivers as their channels tend to be narrow and can fill up quickly. Also, eroded banks result in unstable ground. Watch for changing conditions, particularly if you live in low-lying areas or near waterways.