Flood Warnings and Advisories

Flood Warnings/Advisories Currently in Effect:

UPDATE - Flood Watch – Shuswap River - High Streamflow Advisory – South Thompson River (ISSUED), Salmon River (DOWNGRADED), Okanagan (DOWNGRADED) Central Interior (DOWNGRADED), Similkameen (DOWNGRADED), North Thompson, Thompson River UPDATED: 11:00h May 22nd, 2018

UPDATE - Flood Watch – Slocan River (DOWNGRADED), Boundary (DOWNGRADED) - High Streamflow Advisory – Kootenay (DOWNGRADED) - ISSUED: 10:30 May 22nd, 2018

UPDATE - High Streamflow Advisory – Fraser River ISSUED: 09:30h May 22nd, 2018

UPDATE - Flood Watch – Bulkley River (DOWNGRADED), Nautley River - High Streamflow Advisory – Fraser River at Prince George and Quesnel, Nechako River, Dean River - ENDED – High Streamflow Advisory – Prince George area tributaries - ISSUED: 09:00h May 22

UPDATE - High Streamflow Advisory – Lillooet River, Bella Coola River - ISSUED: 0900h May 22nd, 2018

Previously issued Warnings/Advisories no longer in effect:

UPDATE - Flood Warning – Salmon River - Flood Watch – Shuswap River (NEW) Okanagan Central Interior, Similkameen - High Streamflow Advisory – North Thompson (NEW), Thompson River (NEW) - UPDATED: 1200h May 18th, 2018

Flood Warning – Slocan River (UPGRADED) - Flood Warning – Boundary - Flood Watch – Kootenay UPDATED: 930h May 18th, 2018

High Streamflow Advisory – Fraser River - UPDATED: 1430h May 18th, 2018

Flood Warning – Bulkley River - Flood Watch – Nautley River High Streamflow Advisory (DOWNGRADED) - Fraser River at Prince George and Quesnel, Prince George Area, Nechako River, Dean River- ISSUED: 730h May 20th, 2018

High Streamflow Advisory – Lillooet River, Bella Coola River - ISSUED: 1230h May 15th, 2018

Flood Warning – Bulkley River - Flood Watch – Fraser River at Prince George and Quesnel, Nautley River, Nechako River, Dean River - High Streamflow Advisory – Prince George Area, Nazko – West Road River - ISSUED: 1530h May 18th, 2018

UPDATE - High Streamflow Advisory – Fraser River - UPDATED: 1630h May 15th, 2018

UPDATE - Flood Warning – Bulkley River - Flood Watch – Fraser River at Prince George and Quesnel (UPGRADED), Nautley River, Nechako River, Dean River - High Streamflow Advisory – Prince George Area, Nazko – West Road River - ISSUED: 1300h May 15th, 2018

UPDATE - Flood Warning – Salmon River - Flood Watch – Okanagan Central Interior, Similkameen - UPDATED: 1200h May 15th, 2018

UPDATE - Flood Warning – Boundary - Flood Watch – Kootenay (UPGRADED) - UPDATED: 1000h May 15th, 2018

Flood Warning – Bulkley River - Flood Watch – Nautley River, Nechako River, Dean River - High Streamflow Advisory – Prince George Area, Nazko – West Road River (DOWNGRADED) - ISSUED: 1200h May 11th, 2018

Flood Warning –Salmon River - Flood Watch – Okanagan (DOWNGRADED), Central Interior, Similkameen - UPDATED: 1145h May 11th, 2018

Flood Warning – Boundary - High Streamflow Advisory – Kootenay - UPDATED: 1130h May 11th, 2018

High Streamflow Advisory – Fraser River ISSUED: 1500h May 10th, 2018

Flood Warning – Bulkley River (UPGRADED) - Flood Watch – Nautley River (UPGRADED), Nechako River (UPGRADED), Dean River, Nazko – West Road River - High Streamflow Advisory – Prince George Area - ENDED – High Streamflow Advisory - Peace - UPDATED:1215 May10th, 2018

Flood Warning – Okanagan, Salmon River - Flood Watch – Central Interior, Similkameen - UPDATED: 1030h May 10th, 2018

Flood Warning – Boundary -High Streamflow Advisory – Kootenay ISSUED: 1000h May 10th, 2018

Flood Warning – Okanagan (NEW) Boundary (NEW) Salmon River (NEW) - Flood Watch – Dean River (NEW) South Interior, Similkameen, Bulkley River, Central Interior, Nazko – West Road River (DOWNGRADED) - High Streamflow Advisory - ISSUED 15:00h May 9th, 2018

Flood Warning – Nazko – West Road River - Flood Watch – South Interior (NEW) Boundary (NEW) Bulkley River (NEW) Central Interior - High Streamflow - ISSUED: 10:00h May 7th, 2018

Flood Warning – Nazko – West Road River - Flood Watch – Central Interior - High Streamflow Advisory – BC Interior - ISSUED: 1630h May 3rd, 2018

Flood Warning - Nazko - West Rd River (MAINTAINED) - Flood Watch - Central Interior (MAINTAINED) - High Streamflow Advisory - BC Interior (MAINTAINED) & Bulkley River (NEW) - ISSUED 2:00PM April 30, 2018

Flood Warning – Nazko – West Road River (UPGRADED) - Flood Watch – Central Interior (MAINTAINED) - High Streamflow Advisory – BC Interior (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 11:15 AM April 29, 2018

Flood Watch – Central Interior (UPGRADED) - High Streamflow Advisory – Peace (NEW) - BC Interior (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 11:45 PM April 27, 2018

High Streamflow Advisory – BC Interior ISSUED: 4:30 PM April 25, 2018

 

Contact:
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.

2. Flood Watch: River levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull. Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur.

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.

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