Flood Warnings and Advisories

ENDED - High Streamflow Advisory – Vancouver Island and South Coast

ISSUED: 8:30AM September 27, 2020

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

  • Central Vancouver Island
  • Eastern Vancouver Island
  • West Vancouver Island
  • North Vancouver Island
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Howe Sound and Sea-to-Sky including the Lillooet River
  • North Shore Mountains
  • Metro-Vancouver
  • Fraser Valley tributaries including the Chilliwack River

Runoff from the rainfall that occurred during the series of storms earlier in the week has now passed, and river levels are receding across the region. No significant additional river rises are expected at this time.

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
  6. Back to page of Flood Warnings and Advisories