Ministry of FLNRO

Flood Warnings and Advisories

ENDED - High Streamflow Advisory: Central Vancouver Island
ISSUED: February 16, 2017 3:30PM

The BC River Forecast Centre is ending a High Streamflow Advisory for Vancouver Island including:

  • Central Vancouver Island including streams and rivers in the Port Alberni and surrounding areas

A strong Pacific storm system has passed over south-west British Columbia over the past 2 days. Total rainfall amounts since Monday have ranged from 75-90mm through Central Vancouver Island, with additional snow melt at lower elevations. Precipitation has eased since early Thursday morning.

River levels are near peak levels, or have peaked, and are expected to decline through the rest of Thursday. No significant additional rises are expected at this time.

The River Forecast Centre will continue to monitor weather and streamflow and will provide updates 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.