'Watching the water creep up': Ross River Dena chief says community on flood watch

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A flood watch was issued for the community of Ross River after the ice broke yesterday afternoon in the Pelly River and formed a jam downstream of the town.

“That ice jam raised water levels by over a metre in about two hours yesterday evening,” said Holly Goulding, a senior hydrologist with the Yukon government.

On Wednesday morning, she said the ice jam remains in place, about 1.2 metres below the flood threshold, in stable water conditions.

‘We’re getting concerned’

But by noon on Wednesday, Dylan Loblaw, chief of the Ross River Dena Council said the water was rising.

“We’re just watching the water creep up to the road and we’re

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