Flood Warnings and Advisories

High Streamflow Advisory: Kingcome River and Klinaklini River
ISSUED: 16:25 August 21, 2020

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

  • The Kingcome River and surrounding areas
  • The Klinaklini River and tributaries

A low-pressure system has been moving over coastal B.C. last night and this morning. The water level of the Kingcome River has been rising rapidly this morning and is currently at the 7.277 metre level, which is slightly below the 2-year return period level. The current hydrological modeling indicates that further rising in the river level is possible. The Klinaklini River has also been rising rapidly this morning and is currently running at a flow between the 2 and 5-year return periods. Further rising is also possible.

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 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.


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