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​Metro Vancouver has rescinded the Evacuation Alert for Barnston Island, located in Electoral Area A, effective immediately.The Fraser River Mission gauge peaked at 5.98 meters on July 5 and observed water levels have dropped. The BC River Forecast Centre anticipates the Fraser River floodwaters will continue to recede in Metro Vancouver.A precautionary Evacuation Alert was issued on June 30, 2022 in anticipation of rising floodwaters from the Fraser River, restricting Barnston Island to residents, businesses and those with a family connection. Metro Vancouver and the Katzie First Nation collaborated on coordinating the Evacuation Alert notification.Public access to the island has been restored however Barnston Island Regional Park remains closed due to localized flooding.Metro Vancouver is responsible for emergency management in Electoral Area A, which includes Barnston Island.