Water levels down in Old Crow as minor flooding continues

A file photo of the Darius Elias community hall in Old Crow, Yukon. (Cheryl Kawaja/CBC)

Water on Porcupine River peaked on Sunday, Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation says

Water levels on the Porcupine River near Old Crow, Yukon, are down on Monday from their peak on Sunday, according to a news release from Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation.

Water levels on the Porcupine River close to the community are expected to rise again later in the week, as temperatures rise in the area, but are not expected to exceed levels on Sunday, the release said.

Parts of Old Crow are still under an evacuation alert.

Residents in zones 1, 2, and 3 should be ready to evacuate from the community at any time.

Old Crow residents in zones 1, 2 and 3 should be ready to leave any time, after an evacuation alert was issued Friday over potential flooding. (Yukon government )

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation is also recommending residents of the community have at least three days of supplies ready while the community is under flood risk.

If an evacuation order is issued, the community will sound its sirens, and flood monitors will go door to door through each zone and notify residents. Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation will also share any updates to its Facebook page, the release said.

There was about 30 centimetres of water on Ski Chalet Road on Monday, the release said. Responders have been in contact with homeowners along North Road who might be at risk of losing access to utilities because of flooding at that area.

Related stories from around the North: 

Canada: Yukon officials concerned about possible spring flooding in Old Crow and Klondike Valley, CBC News

United States: Bursting ice dam in Alaska highlights risks of glacial flooding around the globe, The Associated Press

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