Ministry of FLNRO

Flood Warnings and Advisories

ENDED - Flood Watch – Bulkley River
ISSUED: October 26, 2017 9:45 AM

The River Forecast Centre is ending a Flood Watch for:

  • Bulkley River including tributaries around Smithers and surrounding areas

Rainfall has eased through the region, and river levels are now receding. Weather conditions are favourable for improving conditions through the rest of the week.


The River Forecast Centre will continue to monitor conditions and update this advisory as conditions warrant.


 A High Streamflow Advisory means that river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but that no major flooding is expected.  Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.
 A Flood Watch means that river levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull.  Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur.
 A Flood Warning means that river levels have exceeded bankfull or will exceed bankfull imminently, and that flooding of areas adjacent to the rivers affected will result.