Flood Warnings and Advisories

Flood Warnings/Advisories Currently in Effect:

ENDED - High Streamflow Advisory – North Coast, Central Coast, Vancouver Island, South Coast - ISSUED: 10:00 AM February 23, 2021

Previously issued Warnings/Advisories no longer in effect:

High Streamflow Advisory – North Coast, Central Coast, Vancouver Island, South Coast - ISSUED: 12:00 PM February 19, 2021

ENDED - High Streamflow Advisory – Cowichan River, Sproat/Somass River - ISSUED: 2:00 PM January 14, 2021

MAINTAINED - High Streamflow Advisory – Cowichan River, Sproat/Somass River - ENDED – High Streamflow Advisory - Vancouver Island (Other Areas), South Coast - ISSUED: 2:30 PM January 13, 2021

High Streamflow Advisory – Vancouver Island, South Coast - ISSUED: 11:00 AM January 11, 2021

ENDED - Flood Watch – Englishman River and Nanaimo River / ENDED - High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast and Vancouver Island - ISSUED: 9:15 AM January 4, 2021

Flood Watch – Englishman River and Nanaimo River / High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast and Vancouver Island - ISSUED: 12:45 AM January 2, 2021

High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast and Vancouver Island - ISSUED: 3:45 PM December 31, 2020

 

Contact for Media Relations, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development:
Tel: 250-213-8172

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