Flood watch advisories issued for Teslin Lake, and Yukon River at Carmacks

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Yukon emergency officials have issued flood watch advisories for parts of the southern and central territory.

The advisories, sent Tuesday afternoon, say water levels in Teslin Lake and the Yukon River at Carmacks are rising and expected to continue rising over the coming days.

A flood watch means that waters are rising and that flooding of areas adjacent to lakes and streams may occur. It is associated with slightly less risk than an official flood warning.

Teslin Lake’s level is currently above its 10-year “return period level” — meaning, the water is higher than its expected 10-year high, based on records. The lake is expected to exceed the 20-year return period level by Wednesday,

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