Flood Warnings and Advisories

Ended: High Streamflow Advisory – Upper Fraser and mainstream of Middle Fraser
Updated: 11:40 July 24, 2020

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

  • The Upper Fraser River including tributaries above Hansard
  • The mainstream of Middle Fraser River to Lytton

The rivers have responded to the thunderstorms yesterday and this morning and the river levels have risen slightly. According to the latest hydrological modeling, the river levels are expected to rise slightly but below the 2-year return period levels this weekend. With the forecast seasonably hot and dry weather pattern beginning Saturday, the river levels are expected to drop further next week.

The River Forecast Centre continues to monitor the conditions and provides updates 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. 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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