Flood Warnings and Advisories

Flood Warnings/Advisories Currently in Effect:

ENDED - High Streamflow Advisory – Vancouver Island - ISSUED: 10:00 AM January 5, 2019

Previously issued Warnings/Advisories no longer in effect:

High Streamflow Advisory – Englishman River, Little Qualicum River (DOWNGRADED) - High Streamflow Advisory – Central, Eastern, Southern Vancouver Island (MAINTAINED) -High Streamflow Advisory (ENDED) – West Vancouver Island, Howe Sound, Sunshine Coast,North Shore, Fraser Valley - ISSUED: 2:30 PM January 4, 2019

Flood Watch – Englishman River, Little Qualicum River - High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast and Vancouver Island (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 3:45 PM January 3, 2019

High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast and Vancouver Island - ISSUED: 11:30 AM January 2, 2019

ENDED - High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast and Vancouver Island - UPDATED: 2:00 PM December 21, 2018

High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast and Vancouver Island (MAINTAINED) - UPDATED: 11:00 AM December 20, 2018

High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast and Vancouver Island (MAINTAINED) - UPDATED: 11:00 AM December 18, 2018

High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast and Vancouver Island (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 2:30 PM December 13, 2018

High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast and Vancouver Island - ISSUED: 2:00 PM December 12, 2018

Contact for Media Relations, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development:
Tel: 250 356-7506

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