Flood Warnings and Advisories
Northeast Region – High Streamflow Advisory (ISSUED) – Upper Fraser High Streamflow Advisory (MAINTAINED) – Quesnel River - High Streamflow Advisory (ENDED) – Liard, Northern Rockies
ISSUED: 11:15AM June 22, 2020
The River Forecast Centre is issuing a High Streamflow Advisory for:
- Upper Fraser River including tributaries and the mainstem at Prince George and upstream
The River Forecast Centre is maintaining a High Streamflow Advisory for:
- Quesnel River
The River Forecast Centre is ending a High Streamflow Advisory for:
- North Rockies including the Muskwa River, Sikanni Chief River, Fontas River and tributaries west of Fort Nelson
- Liard River and tributaries
Rainfall over the weekend has led to an increase in runoff in the upper reaches of the Fraser River. Flows are rising, with the potential to reach 2-5 year return periods over the next couple of days along the mainstem of the river to Prince George. A similar rise is being experienced in tributaries in the Cariboo Mountains, including the Quesnel River. Flows on the Quesnel River are forecast to continue to rise early this week, with a peak on Tuesday or Wednesday in the 10-year to 20-year range (similar to previous peaks observed this season).
In the north-east, including the Liard and Northern Rockies, flows remain high in some rivers from last week’s rainfall, however rivers continue to recede and conditions are expected to continue to improve through this week.
The River Forecast Centre continues to monitor the situation and provides updates as conditions warrant.
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