Flood Warnings and Advisories


Ended:  High Streamflow Advisory: Kingcome River and Klinaklini River

ISSUED: 3:15PM August 22, 2020

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

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

A low-pressure system moved over coastal B.C. Thursday and Friday. The water level of the Kingcome River rose rapidly and reached 7.47m, which is slightly below the 2-year return period level. The river is now rapidly receding and expected to return to base flows over the next couple days. The Klinaklini River also rose rapidly yesterday and reached between a 5 and 10-year return period flow near midnight.   The river is now receding quickly.

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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