Flood Warnings and Advisories

Ended: High Streamflow Advisory - Chilcotin River
Updated: 10:00 AM July 16, 2019

The River Forecast Centre is ending the High Streamflow Advisory for the Chilcotin River including:

  • The CHILCOTIN RIVER BELOW BIG CREEK (08MB005)
  • Tributaries except for the CHILKO RIVER NEAR REDSTONE (08MA001) and BIG CREEK ABOVE GROUNDHOG CREEK (08MB006)

The CHILCOTIN RIVER BELOW BIG CREEK (08MB005) is currently flowing at 343 m3/s, which is a flow slightly over the 2-year return period. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) forecasts about 15 mm total rainfall for the Chilcotin region for the next three days. In response to this rainfall, slightly increases in the river levels are likely. However, significant rises are NOT expected in the next 10 days based on the CLEVER Model updated this morning.

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

Contact for Media Relations, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development:
Tel: 250 356-7506

Levels of Warnings/Advisories:

  1. High Streamflow Advisory: River levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but that no major flooding is expected. Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible. This is the lowest level.
  2. Flood Watch: River levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull. Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur. This is the intermediate level.
  3. Flood Warning: River levels have exceeded bankfull or will exceed bankfull imminently, and that flooding of areas adjacent to the rivers affected will result. This is the highest level.

Links:

  1. Home of River Forecast Centre
  2. Current Streamflow Conditions and Flood Forecast Modeling
  3. Map of Current Streamflow Return Periods for All WSC Stations
  4. CLEVER Model 10-day Forecasts of Discharges and Return Periods
  5. COFFEE Model 5-day Forecasts of Discharges and Return Periods
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