Flood Warnings and Advisories
High Streamflow Advisory – Lillooet River, Bella Coola River
UPDATE: 0900h May 22nd, 2018
The River Forecast Centre is maintaining a High Streamflow Advisory for:
- Bella Coola River
- Lillooet River
Warm temperatures have led to increased snowmelt runoff in the Coast Mountains. River levels have remained high due to this runoff. Temperatures are expected to remain well above seasonal on Tuesday and Wednesday. Flows on the Bella Coola River and Lillooet River are expected to see additional rises into the middle of the week. On the Bella Coola River above Hammer Creek (Water Survey of Canada gauge 08FB011), flows may reach up to the 400-420 m3/s range (approximately 2-year flow). On the Lillooet River at Pemberton (08MG005), flows are expected to fluctuate in the 360-460 m3/s range (below a 2-year flow).
Easing temperatures into Thursday and Friday are expected to lead to declining river levels into the weekend.
The River Forecast Centre will continue to monitor conditions and update this advisory as conditions warrant.
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Tel: 250 356-7506
Levels of Warnings/Advisories: