Flood Warnings and Advisories

High Streamflow Advisory – Slocan River (DOWNGRADED)
ENDED - High Streamflow Advisory – Boundary, Kootenay
UPDATED: 1130hr May 28th, 2018

The following Advisories in the Southeast region are in effect as of Monday May 28th, 1130hr:

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

With easing temperatures and diminished mid-elevation and upper-elevation snow packs, snow melt runoff has been decreasing and river levels have been declining. On the Slocan River, flows are slowly declining but remain high. Cooler conditions are expected through this week, and river levels are expected to continue to recede.


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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