Ministry of FLNRO


The River Forecast Centre (RFC) monitors, analyzes and models the streamflow conditions around the province by using a variety of scientific knowledge, methodologies, techniques and models with data input of snow surveys, climate and streamflow from BC Ministry of Environment, Environment Canada and other sources, and provides the following information on this website (mover mouse over photo icons and click):

Freshet Information is about the streamflow conditions of the snowmelt freshet season from May to July, providing a table/map of the current river discharges, the provincial river outlook, the Fraser River 5-day flow forecasts, the Lower Fraser River water level forecast, and more.
Freshet Information
Flood Advisories and Warnings provide information about serious situations, if arise, in the stream systems of the province. Updated as conditions warrant.
Flood Advisories and Warnings
Water Supply and Low Streamflow Advisories are about the current streaflow conditions and the outlook for water supply through the low streamflow season. Produced periodically over the summer low flow season and updated as conditions warrant.
Water Supply and Low Streamflow Advisories
Bulletins and Commentaries are about the snow data for each survey and provide commentaries on the flood risk and water supply outlook leading into the freshet and summer season. Produced 8 times a year from January 1 to June 15.
Bulletins and Commentaries
Data and Graphs provide links to graphical and/or tabular viewing of the Automated Snow Pillow (ASP) data, Manual Snow Survey data and river levels and discharges.
Data and Graphs
Maps provide a number of maps including BC Snow Survey Basins, BC Snow Survey Sites, BC Hydrometirc Stations, Discharge Return Periods during the freshet season, 7-Day Average Streamflow during the low streamflow season, BC Watersheds, and more.