Ministry of FLNRO

Flood Warnings and Advisories

ENDED- High Streamflow Advisory – Fraser River
ISSUED: June 15, 2017 9:30 AM

The River Forecast Centre is ending a High Streamflow Advisory for:

  • Fraser River including areas of the main stem river from the Fraser Canyon downstream to the ocean

River levels along the lower Fraser River peaked on Tuesday-Wednesday and are now receding. Flows are expected to continue to decline through the rest of the week. A return to high flows (eg. greater than 9,000 m3/s at Hope or 5.5m at Mission) again this season is unlikely.

The River Forecast Centre will continue to monitor river levels 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.