Flood Warnings and Advisories

Northeast Region – Flood Warning – Quesnel River – Flood Watch – Middle Fraser – High Streamflow Advisory – Northeast (DOWNGRADED), Peace (DOWNGRADED), Upper Fraser (DOWNGRADED), Fraser River mainstem to Boston Bar (DOWNGRADED)

ISSUED: 11:00 July 7, 2020

The River Forecast Centre is maintaining a Flood Warning for:

  • Quesnel River

The River Forecast Centre is maintaining a Flood Watch for:

  • Middle Fraser tributaries including areas around Williams Lake and 100 Mile House

The River Forecast Centre is downgrading to a High Streamflow Advisory for:

  • Upper Fraser River
  • Fraser River mainstem from Prince George to Boston Bar
  • Peace Region
  • Northeast

Runoff from heavy rainfall last week is working its way through rivers across the region. River levels have peaked, and rivers are now receding. In some regions flows remain very high, particularly on the Quesnel River and tributaries in the Middle Fraser basin, including the San Jose River, Williams Lake River and Bridge Creek.
Unsettled weather is expected through the week. While continued stabilization and dropping of river levels is expected over the next couple of days, organized rainfall in headwater areas later in the week may contribute to additional river rises this weekend and into next week.

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: 250-213-8172

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. This is the lowest level.
  2. Flood Watch: River levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull. Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur. This is the intermediate level.
  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. This is the highest level.

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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