Water could cross the border into Sumas Prairie on Sunday: Abbotsford City

THE City of Abbotsford announced on Friday evening that Whatcom County has shared that they project the Nooksack River to reach moderate flood stage on Sunday and that the damage to levee systems from previous storms may result in greater impacts to the floodplain areas than would typically be experienced at these river levels. They expect this to impact the city of Sumas, which could see water cross the border into Sumas Prairie on Sunday.

The City said: “We are watching the water levels of the Nooksack River closely as rising water levels are expected this weekend. The Sumas Prairie remains under evacuation order and those who remain on evacuation alert are asked to continue to look to the City of Abbotsford website and social channels for updates throughout the weekend.”