Ministry of FLNRO

Flood Warnings and Advisories

High Streamflow Advisory – South Thompson River (DOWNGRADED), Thompson, Shuswap
ENDED - Flood Watch – Columbia
ENDED - High Streamflow Advisory –East Kootenay, Slocan, North Thompson, West Kootenay
UPDATED: June 12, 2017 10:30 AM

Current advisories from the River Forecast Centre as of 10:30 AM on Monday, June 12th are:

  • South Thompson River – High Streamflow Advisory (DOWNGRADED)
  • Thompson River through Kamloops and downstream – High Streamflow Advisory (MAINTAINED)
  • Shuswap River – High Streamflow Advisory (MAINTAINED)
  • Columbia region including tributaries around Golden, Revelstoke and the Columbia Valley – Flood Watch (ENDED)
  • East Kootenay – High Streamflow Advisory (ENDED)
  • Slocan River – High Streamflow Advisory (ENDED)
  • Eagle River – High Streamflow Advisory (ENDED)
  • North Thompson River – High Streamflow Advisory (ENDED)
  • West Kootenay – High Streamflow Advisory (ENDED)

River conditions throughout southern British Columbia have been improving over the past few days. Snow packs have continued to melt and are contributing less runoff to streams and rivers. River levels have been receding throughout the region. On Shuswap Lake and the South Thompson River, levels appear to have reached a peak, with a small decline in levels observed over the past day.

Continued improvement of river and lake levels is expected through this week. Current weather forecasts indicate the potential for some rainfall in the south-east corner of the province, which may lead to another period of rising river levels in that region.

The River Forecast Centre will continue to monitor conditions and will update the 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.