Flood Warnings and Advisories - River Forecast Centre - Province of British Columbia

Flood Warnings and Advisories

Flood Watch – Slocan River
High Streamflow Advisory - Boundary (DOWNGRADED)
High Streamflow Advisory – Kootenay
UPDATED: 0830hr May 24th, 2018

The following Flood Watches and Advisories in the Southeast region are in effect as of Thursday May 24th, 0830hr:

  • Flood Watch – Slocan River
  • High Streamflow Advisory (DOWNGRADED) - Boundary , including the Kettle River, West Kettle River, Granby River and surrounding tributaries
  • High Streamflow Advisory  – West Kootenay, East Kootenay

Hot temperatures over the past few days have led to increased snow melt runoff throughout the region. In the Boundary, mid-elevation snow has dwindled and river levels rises in response to snow melt has been modest. River levels remain well below peak levels observed over the past two weeks. In the Kootenay, high elevation snow pack is still significant, with steady river rises over the past few days.


Temperatures are expected to remain high through the weekend. Flows are expected to continue to steadily, particularly in the Kootenay region; over the weekend flows may return to previously observed levels or possibly higher. In the Boundary, small rises are possible, but flows are expected to remain well below levels observed last week.


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


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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.
  2. Flood Watch: River levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull. Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur.
  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.

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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