Ministry of FLNRO


Staff of the River Forecast Centre (RFC) monitor, analyze and model the streamflow conditions around the province by using a variety of scientific knowledge, methodologies, techniques and models with the data input from snow surveys, climate stations and hydrometric stations available from all sources, and provide the following information on this website:

Freshet Information Freshet Information provides information of the current year's snow melt freshet season from May to July, including a Current River Discharge table and a map, Provincial River Outlook, Fraser River 5-Day Flow Forecasts, Lower Fraser River Water Level Forecast, and more.
Flood Advisories and Warnings Flood Advisories and Warnings are information about serious situations in the stream systems of the provinceand. Updated as conditions warrant.
Water Supply and Low Streamflow Advisories 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. Updated as conditions warrant.
Bulletins and Commentaries 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.
Data and Graphs 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.
Maps 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.