Ministry of FLNRO

Flood Warnings and Advisories

High Streamflow Advisory – Central Coast (Kingcome)
ISSUED: November 22, 2017 11:15 AM

The River Forecast Centre is issuing the High Streamflow Advisories for:

  • Central Coast including the Kingcome River

A series of storm systems is passing over coastal British Columbia, bringing extended period of rain and warm temperatures. Snow melt is expected to contribute to streamflow runoff through today, and then ease off with cooling temperatures into Thursday. Rainfall amounts in the 40-60mm range, and more in the mountains, are expected through Wednesday and early Thursday, with the potential for more later in the week. Flows on the Kingcome River are expected to rise through Wednesday and Thursday, peaking later on Thursday, or later, depending on the timing of rainfall in the watershed.


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.