Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford, B.C. likely to remain underwater for weeks, mayor says

Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford, B.C. likely to remain underwater for weeks, mayor says

Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford, B.C. likely to remain underwater for weeks, mayor says The mayor of Abbotsford says "it will likely be weeks" before all of the floodwater has been pumped out of the eastern Sumas Prairie. Mayor Henry Braun told reporters the rain falling on the South Coast Thursday has slowed the city's Barrowtown Pump Station in its efforts to remove the water from the flooded region, but water levels were not rising Thursday. "It will likely be weeks before we can pump all the water from the still-flooded portion of the Sumas Prairie," Braun said. With the first of three storms currently bearing down on the province and two more on the way, the mayor said he's concerned more flooding from the Nooksack River in Washington State could …
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