Flood Warnings and Advisories

ENDED - High Streamflow Advisory - Cowichan River
ISSUED: November 28, 2017 10:00 AM

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

  • Cowichan River

Rainfall over the weekend has now passed through river systems in the region, and flows are now receding. Temperatures have dropped, and precipitation is now falling as snow over higher terrain. Conditions on the Cowichan River are expected to continue to improve through the week.

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

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.


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