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More rain is heading to British Columbia as another atmospheric river continues to pummel the province.
The third in a series of atmospheric rivers will bring heavy rainfall to B.C.’s South Coast on Wednesday with 20 to 40 millimetres of precipitation expected before rains ease in the evening, Environment Canada said.
Heavy rains and snowmelt have officials keeping a close eye on rivers, particularly in the hard-hit Sumas Prairie.
Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun said the floodgates at the Barrowtown Pump Station remain open, allowing any water from the U.S. to flow directly into the Sumas River and then the Fraser River.
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