Flood Warnings and Advisories

ENDED -High Streamflow Advisory – Vancouver Island

ISSUED: 10:00 AM January 5, 2019

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

  • Englishman River
  • Little Qualicum River
  • Central Vancouver Island – including Sproat River, Somass River, Port Alberni and surrounding areas
  • East Vancouver Island  – including Parksville, Qualicum and surrounding areas
  • South Vancouver Island – including the Chemainus River, Koksilah River, Cowichan River and surrounding areas

Rainfall has eased around the region, and river levels have been improving from peak levels that were observed on Thursday and Friday. No significant additional rises in rivers are expected at this time.
The River Forecast Centre will continue to monitor conditions and update this advisory as conditions warrant.

Contact for Media Relations, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development:
Tel: 250 356-7506

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.


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