Flood Warnings and Advisories

Flood Warnings/Advisories Currently in Effect

ENDED: Flood Watch – Chilcotin - ISSUED: 11:00 AM August 8, 2022

Previously issued Warnings/Advisories no longer in effect:

Upgraded: Flood Watch – Chilcotin - ISSUED: 07:30 AM July 29, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – North Thompson, Quesnel, tributaries, and surrounding areas - ISSUED: 11:40AM August 3, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Lillooet River (DOWNGRADED), Sea-to-Sky - ISSUED: 10:00AM July 30, 2022

Flood Watch – Lillooet River (UPGRADED), High Streamflow Advisory – Sea-to-Sky (NEW) - Issued: 10:30AM July 27, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Nechako River (DOWNGRADED) - ISSUED: 8:45 AM July 25, 2022

MAINTAINED - High Streamflow Advisory – Upper Columbia - ISSUED: 12:00 PM July 20, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Chilcotin (DOWNGRADED) - ISSUED: 11:30 AM July 25, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Lillooet River - ISSUED: 9:00AM July 26, 2022

Flood Watch – Chilcotin (UPGRADED) - ISSUED: 12:00 PM July 13, 2022

(UPDATE) Flood Watch – Nechako River - ISSUED: 9:15 AM July 19, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Quesnel (ENDED) - ISSUED: 13:00 PM July 22, 2022

ENDED - High Streamflow Advisory – Fraser River - ISSUED: 11:30 AM July 19, 2022

ENDED - High Streamflow Advisory – South Thompson - ISSUED: 1:00PM July 20, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Quesnel (DOWNGRADED) - ISSUED: 13:00 PM July 15, 2022

ENDED - High Streamflow Advisory – Central Coast - ISSUED: 11:15AM July 18, 2022

Ended: High Streamflow Advisory – Upper Fraser and Lower Thompson - ISSUED: 12:01PM July 15, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – South Thompson, Thompson River (MAINTAINED), North Thompson (ENDED) - ISSUED: 11:00 AM July 12, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Lower Fraser River (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 2:30 PM July 8, 2022

Flood Watch – Nechako River (UPGRADED) - ISSUED: 7:00 AM June 29, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Central Coast - ISSUED: 10:30AM July 12, 2022

Flood Watch – Quesnel River (DOWNGRADED) - ISSUED: 2:00PM July 8, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Upper Fraser (Downgraded) - ENDED - West Road and Nazko - ISSUED: 1:15PM July 1, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Chilcotin (DOWNGRADED) - ISSUED: 10:30 AM July 12, 2022

Flood Watch – Chilcotin (UPGRADED) - ISSUED: 14:00 PM July 4, 2022

ENDED – High Streamflow Advisory – Skeena River, Bulkley River - ISSUED: 1:35 PM July 8, 2022

ENDED - High Streamflow Advisory – South Interior and Southeast BC - ISSUED: 11:45 AM July 8, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Lower Fraser River (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 3:00 PM June 27, 2022

Flood Warning – Quesnel River; Flood Watch – South Thompson; High Streamflow Advisory – North Thompson, Nicola, Thompson River (DOWNGRADED) - ISSUED: 1:15PM July 6, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Skeena River, Bulkley River - ISSUED: 1:15 PM July 6, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Mission Creek (DOWNGRADED) - High Streamflow Advisory – South Interior and Southeast BC (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 12:00 PM July 5, 2022

Flood Warning – Quesnel River - Flood Watch – Thompson River, South Thompson - High Streamflow Advisory – North Thompson, Nicola - ISSUED: 10:00AM June 27, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – South Interior and Southeast BC - ISSUED: 9:30 AM July 3, 2022

Flood Watch – Upper Fraser (UPGRADED) - High Streamflow Advisory – West Road and Nazko (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 3:00PM June 29, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Bella Coola River - ISSUED: 1:30 PM June 28, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Okanagan - ISSUED: 9:15 AM June 28, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Upper Fraser - ISSUED: 12:30PM June 28, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Nechako River - ISSUED: 4:45 PM June 21, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Lower Fraser River (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 3:00 PM June 19, 2022

Flood Warning – Quesnel River (MAINTAINED) - Flood Watch – Thompson River, South Thompson (MAINTAINED), Shuswap (ENDED) - High Streamflow Advisory – North Thompson (DOWNGRADED), Nicola - ISSUED: 11:30AM June 26, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory - Northeast BC, Liard River (DOWNGRADED) - High Streamflow Advisory – Swift River and Northwest BC (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 12:00 PM June 25, 2022

Flood Warning – Quesnel River (MAINTAINED), Blue River (ENDED) - Flood Watch – Thompson River, Shuswap, North Thompson, South Thompson (MAINTAINED) - High Streamflow Advisory – Nicola - ISSUED: 2:45PM June 23, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Illecillewaet River (DOWNGRADED), Upper Columbia, Kootenay (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 3:00PM June 23, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Upper Fraser - ISSUED: 7:30AM June 23, 2021

Flood Watch – Northeast BC (NEW) - Flood Watch – Liard River (MAINTAINED) - High Streamflow Advisory – Swift River and Northwest BC (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 4:30 PM June 21, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Peace Region (DOWNGRADED) - ISSUED: 12:00 PM June 18, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Mission Creek - ISSUED: 9:15 AM June 19, 2022

Flood Watch – Illecillewaet River (UPGRADED) - High Streamflow Advisory – Upper Columbia, Kootenay (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 8:00PM June 22, 2022

Flood Warning – Blue River (NEW), Quesnel River - Flood Watch – Thompson River, Shuswap, North Thompson, South Thompson - High Streamflow Advisory –Nicola - ISSUED: 2:30PM June 22, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Upper Columbia (NEW), Kootenay (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 12:15PM June 21, 2022

Flood Warning – Quesnel River (UPGRADED) - Flood Watch – Thompson River, Shuswap, North Thompson, South Thompson (MAINTAINED) - High Streamflow Advisory – Nicola - ISSUED: 7:30AM June 22, 2022

Flood Watch – Thompson River (UPGRADED), Shuswap, North Thompson, Quesnel River, South Thompson (MAINTAINED) - High Streamflow Advisory –Nicola (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 12:30PM June 21, 2022

Flood Watch – Liard River (DOWNGRADED) - High Streamflow Advisory – Swift River and Northwest BC (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 12:30 PM June 19, 2022

Flood Watch – Shuswap, North Thompson, Quesnel River/Cariboo Mountains, South Thompson River (Upgraded) - High Streamflow Advisory – Thompson River, Nicola - ISSUED: 1:00PM June 19, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Elk River (DOWNGRADED), West Kootenay (DOWNGRADED), East Kootenay (DOWNGRADED), Upper Columbia (ENDED) - ISSUED: 3:00PM June 14, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Bulkley River - ISSUED: 10:30 AM June 15, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Lower Fraser River (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 2:00 PM June 15, 2022

Flood Watch – Shuswap, North Thompson, Quesnel River/Cariboo Mountains; High Streamflow Advisory – South Thompson River, Thompson River, Nicola - ISSUED: 10:30AM June 17, 2022

Flood Warning – Liard River (MAINTAINED) - High Streamflow Advisory – Swift River and Northwest BC (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 8:30 AM June 11, 2022

Flood Watch – Peace Region (UPGRADED) - ISSUED: 10:45 AM June 17, 2022

Flood Watch – Central Coast (UPGRADED) - ISSUED: 11:45 AM June 16, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Peace Region (NEW) - ISSUED: 1:30 PM June 16, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Lower Thompson, Nicola River - ISSUED: 12:30 PM June 10, 2022Flood Watch - Shuswap - High Streamflow Advisory – South Thompson River - ISSUED: 8:00AM June 13, 2022

Flood Watch – North Thompson (UPGRADED), Cariboo Mountains (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 12:00 PM June 11, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Central Coast - ISSUED: 2:00 PM June 15, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Lower Fraser River (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 12:00 PM June 11, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – South Interior - ISSUED: 8:00 AM June 13, 2022

Flood Warning – Elk River - Flood Watch – West Kootenay, Upper Columbia, East Kootenay - ISSUED: 8:15AM June 13, 2022

Flood Watch – East Kootenay (UPGRADED) - High Streamflow Advisory – West Kootenay (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 11:00 AM June 12, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – South Thompson - ISSUED: 11:00AM June 12, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Kootenay - ISSUED: 1:00 PM June 11, 2022

Flood Watch – Cariboo Mountains (UPGRADED) - High Streamflow Advisory – North Thompson (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 1:30 PM June 8, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Lower Fraser River - ISSUED: 11:45 AM June 8, 2022

Flood Watch – Dean River (Upgrade) - ISSUED: 3:00 PM June 5, 2022

Flood Warning – Liard River (Upgraded) - Flood Watch – Skeena River, Bulkley River (Maintained) - High Streamflow Advisory – Stikine, Swift River - ISSUED: 4:00 PM June 7, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – North Thompson and Cariboo Mountains - ISSUED: 11:00 AM June 7, 2022

Flood Watch – Liard River (Upgraded), Skeena River, Bulkley River (Maintained), High Streamflow Advisory – Stikine, Swift River (Added) - ISSUED: 12:45 PM June 5, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Cariboo - ISSUED: 4:00 PM June 2, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – East Okanagan and Boundary (DOWNGRADED) - High Streamflow Advisory – South Interior (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 13:00 PM June 5, 2022

Flood Watch – Skeena River (Upgraded) Bulkley River (Maintained); High Streamflow Advisory – Skeena, Stikine, and Liard (Maintained) - ISSUED: 12:15 PM June 4, 2022

Flood Watch – East Okanagan and Boundary (UPGRADED) - High Streamflow Advisory – South Interior - ISSUED: 12:45 PM June 3, 2022

Flood Watch – Bulkley River (UPGRADED) - High Streamflow Advisory – Skeena, Stikine, and Liard - ISSUED: 11:15 AM June 2, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – South Interior - ISSUED: 10:45 AM June 2, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Skeena, Stikine, and Liard - ISSUED: 11:00 AM June 1, 2022

Flood Watch – Peace Region (UPGRADED) - ISSUED: 8:45 AM May 27, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Bulkley River - ISSUED: 1:00 PM May 25, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Peace Region - ISSUED: 1:00 PM May 25, 2022

Flood Watch – Fontas River (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 3:00 PM May 19, 2022

Flood Watch– Fontas River (UPGRADED) - ISSUED: 10:00 AM May 14, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – South Interior (Whiteman, Salmon) - ISSUED: 1:00 PM May 14, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Fontas River (MAINTAINED); ENDED - Flood Watch – Pouce Coup River; ENDED - High Streamflow Advisory – Peace Region and North-East BC

Flood Watch – Moffat Creek - High Streamflow Advisory – Cariboo - ISSUED: 1:00 PM May 7, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Deadman River (Central Region) ISSUED: 3:00 PM May 5, 2022

Flood Watch – Pouce Coup River - High Streamflow Advisory – Peace Region and North-East BC - ISSUED: 3:30 PM May 6, 2022

 

Contact for Media Relations, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development:
Tel: 250-896-4320

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