Flood Warnings and Advisories

Flood Warnings/Advisories Currently in Effect

There are currently no advisories in effect

 

Previously issued Warnings/Advisories no longer in effect:

UPGRADE: Flood Watch – South Coast and Vancouver Island - Issued: 11:30AM January 12, 2023

High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast and Vancouver Island - Issued: 10:30AM January 11, 2023

UPDATE: High Streamflow Advisory – Fraser Valley (DOWNGRADED); ENDED - Flood Watch – Howe Sound, North Shore, Metro Vancouver; ENDED - High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast - Issued: 12:30 PM December 26, 2022

UPDATE: Flood Watch – West Vancouver Island, Central Vancouver Island, East Vancouver Island and South Vancouver Island - High Streamflow Advisory – North Vancouver Island - Issued: 12:30PM December 26, 2022

UPDATE: Flood Watch – Howe Sound, North Shore, Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley - High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast Issued: 12:30 PM December 26, 2022

UPDATE: Flood Watch – West Vancouver Island (NEW), Central Vancouver Island (NEW), East Vancouver Island (NEW), Englishman River and South Vancouver Island - Issued: 11:15AM December 24, 2022

UPDATE: Flood Watch – Howe Sound, North Shore, Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley - High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast - Issued: 11:45 AM December 24, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Vancouver Island, South Coast, Lower Mainland - Issued: 11:30 AM December 22, 2022

Flood Watch – Englishman River and South Vancouver Island - Issued: 14:00 December 23, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – North Coast, Central Coast, Northern Vancouver Island - Issued: 3:50 PM November 22, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Central Coast, Vancouver Island, South Coast - Issued: 1:30 PM November 2, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Central Coast, Vancouver Island, South Coast - Issued: 3:00pm October 27, 2022

(UPDATE) High Streamflow Advisory – North Coast - Issued: 3:45PM October 27, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – North Coast - Issued: 10:15AM October 26, 2022

 

Contact for Media Relations, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development:
Tel: 250-896-4320

Levels of Warnings/Advisories:
  1. High Streamflow Advisory: River levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but that no major flooding is expected. Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.
  2. Flood Watch: River levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull. Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur.
  3. Flood Warning: River levels have exceeded bankfull or will exceed bankfull imminently, and that flooding of areas adjacent to the rivers affected will result.

Links:

  1. Home of River Forecast Centre
  2. Current Streamflow Conditions and Flood Forecast Modeling
  3. Map of Current Streamflow Return Periods for All WSC Stations
  4. CLEVER Model 10-day Forecasts of Discharges and Return Periods
  5. COFFEE Model 5-day Forecasts of Discharges and Return Periods