Flood Warnings and Advisories
High Streamflow Advisory - Boundary
ISSUED: 3:00 PM June 12, 2020
The River Forecast Centre is issuing a High Streamflow Advisory for:
- Boundary Region including the Kettle River, West Kettle River, Granby River and tributaries
River levels had been receding over the past couple weeks due to cooler weather and diminished rainfall. Moderate rainfall on Thursday caused a rise in the upper reaches of the West Kettle River and Kettle River.
Localized thunderstorms causing heavy downpours are possible on Friday. On Saturday, a vigorous cold front is forecast to cross southern B.C. generating strong thunderstorms. Freezing Levels are expected to drop from approximately 4,000 m on Saturday to 2,200 metres by Sunday. Forecast precipitation rates for the event vary but could be as high as 50 mm with downpour rates as high as 15-20 mm/hr.
River and creek levels may rise rapidly over the weekend depending on the timing and location of the heaviest rainfall. Flows in the Boundary region are unlikely to reach the same levels as the peaks on May 31st / June 1st.
The public is advised to stay clear of the fast-flowing rivers and potentially unstable riverbanks during the high-streamflow period.
The River Forecast Centre continues to monitor the situation and provides updates as conditions warrant.
Contact for Media Relations, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development:
Tel: 250 356-7506
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