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

Flood Warnings and Advisories

ENDED - High Streamflow Advisory – Fraser River
ISSUED: 13:45h May 31st, 2018

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

  • Fraser River  including the mainstem from Lytton through Hope and the Fraser Valley

Flows have been slowly easing through the first half of this week. Current flow at the Water Survey of Canada gauge Fraser at Hope (08MF005) is 8,900 m3/s, with water level at the Fraser River at Mission gauge (08MH024) of approximately 5.35 m. Contiuned declines in flow are expected through the weekend.

Complete 10-day Lower Fraser River Water Level Forecasting and results are available at: http://bcrfc.env.gov.bc.ca/freshet/lower_fraser/LFR-10-DayFloodLevelForecasts.pdf

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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