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Oct 14, 2022

Flood Waters Expected to Impact Belize River Valley

The latest advisory from NEMO this afternoon cautions people along the Belize River that water levels are expected to rise as the floods continue to push towards the coast. But there’s also good news in other parts of the country. The Mopan River that runs through Benque Viejo Town is now subsiding and is expected to continue to go down. The same expectation is forecasted for the Macal River, at all the BECOL facilities and in San Ignacio. The flood levels on the Monkey River, the Sibun River are also expected to continue going down. People who live near the Sittee River at Kendal, as well as those near to the Moho River at Blue Creek South and Jordan, and residents along the Temash River at Crique Sarco are advised that these tributaries are at flood stage. Meanwhile, as the waters advance towards the Caribbean Sea, communities in the Belize River Valley, as well as Crooked Tree, are advised to be alert. The Crooked Tree Lagoon is again expected to spill onto the causeway as the water reaches that area. NEMO’s Belize Rural District Coordinator, Lionel Smith informed us today that a few villages in the River Valley have begun to see their river rise.


Lionel Smith

Lionel Smith, Belize Rural District Coordinator, NEMO

“The Rancho Dolores, Spanish Creek area and the Lemonal area have been seeing a steady in the flood waters so far.  Now what we are seeing is some pushback in the Spanish Creek area and that river also feeds into Lemonal and that’s the one that empties into the Crooked Tree Lagoon.”


Marion Ali

“So you’re expecting Crook Tree to flood also?”


Lionel Smith

“We’re expecting some flooding in Crooked Tree, maybe not to an alarming rate but we are expecting some water movements there.”

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