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Seasonal flooding prompts park, trail closures

The City of Prince George has closed sections of the Heritage River Trail and Cottonwood Island Park due to rising water from the Nechako and Fraser Rivers. The Heritage River Trail is closed from the trailhead east of the riverboat launch to Taylor Drive north of Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park. All three bridges in Cottonwood Island Park are closed, as is the road into the canoe launch.

Staff have set up signs and barricades at various park and trail locations to help notify the public. Parks and trails south of Taylor Drive along the Fraser River remain open.

These sections of park and trail typically experience limited flooding each year during the spring freshet and, currently, river levels are measuring at their seasonal average. Staff are continuing to monitor river levels and, if necessary, may close additional sections of Cottonwood Island Park, the Heritage River Trail, and other parks along the rivers.

Members of the public are asked to avoid the affected areas, follow park signs, and to be cautious at all times around the rivers.

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