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A return to mild temperatures and an end to torrential downpours has dramatically eased flood risks in British Columbia, especially in the south and southeast.

The River Forecast Centre has dropped a flood warning for the Boundary region, replacing it with high streamflow advisories, which now cover all but a few sections of the southern and central Interior.

The centre says southern B.C. rivers including the Kettle, West Kettle and Granby near Grand Forks, are all receding.

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The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary says in a social media statement that it is “reassessing” evacuation orders and alerts affecting nearly 1,200 properties around Grand Forks.

Flood watches remain in effect for the Bonaparte River near Cache Creek and for the Quesnel and Horsefly rivers near Williams Lake and Quesnel in the Cariboo.

No advisories are posted for the lower Fraser River east of Abbotsford, but the Fraser Valley Regional District issued evacuation alerts for a handful of properties outside area dikes, urging residents to make preparations as the river rises.

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