Flood Warnings and Advisories

Northeast Region – High Streamflow Advisory – Quesnel River (DOWNGRADED), Upper Fraser, Middle Fraser, Fraser River mainstem

ISSUED: 14:00 July 21st, 2020
The River Forecast Centre is downgrading to a High Streamflow Advisory for:

  • Quesnel River

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

  • Upper Fraser River, including tributaries like the McGregor River, Dore River and McKale River
  • Fraser River mainstem from Marguerite to Boston Bar 
  • Middle Fraser tributaries including areas around Williams Lake and 100 Mile House

River levels have been receding over the past couple of days, following rainfall last week and over the weekend. Flows are expected to continue recede over the next day or two. Rainfall is expected Thursday and Friday this week and may lead to another round of rising river levels later this week and into the weekend. Current modelling suggests that high flows are possible, and forecasts are expected to become more refined closer to the rainfall event.

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.


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