Northeast Region – Flood Watch – Quesnel River, Horsefly River - High Streamflow Advisory – North Rockies (NEW), Upper Fraser, San Jose/Bridge - ISSUED: 9:30 AM June 5, 2020 // // Flood Warnings and Advisories - River Forecast Centre - Province of British Columbia

Flood Warnings and Advisories

Flood Warnings/Advisories Currently in Effect:

South-East Region: High Streamflow (MAINTAINED) – Boundary, West Kootenay, East Kootenay, Upper Columbia - ISSUED: 11:30 AM June 5, 2020

High Streamflow Advisory – Nicola Lake (NEW), Central Okanagan (NEW) Bonaparte River, North Okanagan, Salmon River, North and South Thompson Rivers -I SSUED: 11:00 AM June 5th, 2020

Northeast Region – Flood Watch – Cottonwood River (NEW), Quesnel River, Horsefly River - High Streamflow Advisory – North Rockies (NEW), Upper Fraser, San Jose/Bridge - ISSUED: 9:30 AM June 5, 2020

Previously issued Warnings/Advisories no longer in effect:

South-East Region: High Streamflow – Boundary (DOWNGRADED), West Kootenay (DOWNGRADED), East Kootenay (DOWNGRADED), Upper Columbia (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 9:15 AM June 2, 2020

High Streamflow Advisory - Bonaparte River (DOWNGRADED), North Okanagan (MAINTAINED) Salmon (MAINTAINED), North and South Thompson (MAINTAINED) - Similkmeen (ENDED), Lower Nicola River (ENDED), South Okanagan (ENDED) - ISSUED: 11:00 AM June 2nd, 2020

Northeast Region – Flood Watch (UPGRADED) – Quesnel River, Horsefly River; High Streamflow Advisory – Upper Fraser (NEW), San Jose/Bridge (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 3:00 PM June 1, 2020

Central Region – Flood Watch – Bonaparte River (MAINTAINED) - High Streamflow Advisory Similkmeen (DOWNGRADED), Lower Nicola River (DOWNGRADED), Okanagan (DOWNGRADED), Salmon River (DOWNGRADED) North Thompson, South Thompson, Shuswap - High Streamflow Advisory (ENDED) Upper Nicola - ISSUED: 9:30 AM June 1, 2020

Flood Warning – Boundary (MAINTAINED); Flood Watch – West Kootenay (DOWNGRADED) East Kootenay (MAINTAINED); ISSUED: 3:00 PM June 1, 2020

High Streamflow Advisory – Upper Columbia (ISSUED) - ISSUED: 12:30 PM June 1, 2020

Northeast Region – High Streamflow Advisory – Quesnel River (NEW), Horsefly River (NEW), Cariboo (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 3:30 PM May 28, 2020

Flood Warning – Boundary (UPGRADED) West Kootenay (MAINTAINED) - Flood Watch – East Kootenay (MAINTAINED) -ISSUED: 7:30 AM June 1, 2020
Central Region – Flood Watch – Similkmeen (UPGRADED), Nicola (UPGRADED), Okanagan, Salmon River, Bonaparte River; High Streamflow Advisory – North Thompson, South Thompson, Shuswap - ISSUED: 8:15 AM May 31, 2020

Flood Warning – West Kootenay (UPGRADED) - Flood Watch – East Kootenay (UPGRADED), Boundary (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 3:00 PM May 31, 2020

Flood Watch – West Kootenay (UPGRADED), Boundary (MAINTAINED) - High Streamflow Advisory – East Kootenay - ISSUED: 12:45 PM May 30, 2020

Central Region – Flood Watch – Okanagan (UPGRADED), Salmon River, Bonaparte River; High Streamflow Advisory – North Thompson, South Thompson, Shuswap, Similkameen, Nicola River - ISSUED: 4:00 PM May 29, 2020

Flood Watch (UPGRADED)– Boundary (Kettle/Granby) -High Streamflow Advisory – West Kootenay (NEW), East Kootenay (NEW) - ISSUED: 3:30 PM May 28, 2020

Central Region – Flood Watch - Salmon River, Bonaparte River; High Streamflow Advisory – North Thompson (NEW), South Thompson (NEW), Shuswap (NEW), Similkameen (NEW), North Okanagan, Nicola River - ISSUED: 3:30 PM May 28, 2020

Northeast Region – High Streamflow Advisory – Cariboo (DOWNGRADED) - ISSUED: 9:45 AM May 11, 2020

Central Region – Flood Watch - Salmon River (UPGRADED), Bonaparte River (MAINTAINED); High Streamflow Advisory (MAINTAINED) – North Thompson Tributaries, North Okanagan, Nicola River - ISSUED: 3:30 PM May 26, 2020

High Streamflow Advisory (MAINTAINED) – Boundary (Kettle/Granby) ISSUED: 2:15 PM May 19, 2020

Flood Watch – Bonaparte River - ISSUED: 7:30 AM May 22, 2020

Central Region - High Streamflow Advisory (MAINTAINED) – North Thompson Tributaries, North Okanagan, Nicola River, Salmon River (Salmon Arm) - ISSUED: 2:30 PM May 19, 2020

Central Region - High Streamflow Advisory (MAINTAINED) – North Thompson Tributaries, North Okanagan, Nicola River (NEW), Salmon River (Salmon Arm) - ISSUED: 1:30 PM May 14, 2020

South-east Region - High Streamflow Advisory (MAINTAINED) – Boundary - ISSUED: 1:15 PM May 14, 2020

South-east Region - High Streamflow Advisory (MAINTAINED) – Boundary - ISSUED: 4:00 PM May 11, 2020

Central Region - High Streamflow Advisory (MAINTAINED) – North Thompson Tributaries, North Okanagan, Upper Nicola River, Salmon River (Salmon Arm) - High Streamflow Advisory ENDED – Bonaparte/Cache Creek - ISSUED: 12:45 PM May 11, 2020

High Streamflow Advisory – Boundary - ISSUED: 3:00 PM May 6, 2020

Central Region - High Streamflow Advisory – North Thompson Tributaries (NEW), Cache Creek/Bonaparte, North Okanagan, Upper Nicola River, Salmon River (Salmon Arm) ISSUED: 8:45 AM May 6, 2020

Northeast Region - Flood Watch – Cariboo (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 8:15 AM May 6, 2020

Central Region - High Streamflow Advisory – Cache Creek/Bonaparte (DOWNGRADED); North Okanagan (NEW); Upper Nicola River, Salmon River (Salmon Arm) (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 9:00 AM May 3, 2020

Northeast Region - Flood Watch – Cariboo (MAINTAINED); Flood Watch - Chilcotin (ENDED); High Streamflow Advisory – Chilako River and Dean River (ENDED); ISSUED: 8:30 AM May 3, 2020

Central Region - Flood Watch – Cache Creek/Bonaparte - High Streamflow Advisory – Upper Nicola River (NEW), Salmon River (Salmon Arm) - ISSUED: 8:30 AM May 1, 2020

Northeast Region - Flood Watch – Cariboo, Chilcotin (MAINTAINED) - High Streamflow Advisory – Chilako River (DOWNGRADED), Dean River - ISSUED: 8:30 AM May 1, 2020

Flood Watch – Chilako River, Cariboo, Chilcotin, Cache Creek/Bonaparte (DOWNGRADED) - High Streamflow Advisory – Dean River, Salmon River (Salmon Arm) - High Streamflow Advisory – Nazko (ENDED) - ISSUED: 8:30 AM April 28, 2020

Flood Warning – Chilako River, Cache Creek, Cariboo, Chilcotin (MAINTAINED); High Streamflow Advisory – Nazko/West Road River (DOWNGRADED), Dean River, Salmon River near Salmon Arm (ISSUED) - :10:30 AM April 26, 2020

Flood Warning – Chilako River (UPGRADED), Cache Creek, Cariboo, Chilcotin, Nazko/West Road River (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 8:00 AM April 24, 2020

Flood Warning – Cache Creek, Cariboo, Chilcotin, Nazko/West Road River (MAINTAINED) - Flood Watch – Chilako River and areas south-west of Prince George (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 8:00 AM April 23, 2020

Flood Warning – Cache Creek, Cariboo, Chilcotin, Nazko/West Road River (MAINTAINED) - Flood Watch – Chilako River and areas south-west of Prince George (MAINTAINED) ISSUED: 8:00 AM April 22, 2020

Flood Warning – Cache Creek (UPGRADED), Cariboo (UPGRADED), Chilcotin (UPGRADED), Nazko/West Road River - Flood Watch (MAINTAINED) – Chilako River and areas south-west of Prince George - ISSUED: 8:30 AM April 21, 2020

Flood Warning (UPGRADED) – Nazko/West Road River - Flood Watch (MAINTAINED) – Cariboo, Chilcotin including Cache Creek area - ISSUED: 9:00 AM April 20, 2020

Flood Watch (UPGRADED) – Cariboo and Chilcotin - ISSUED: 8:00 AM April 19, 2020

High Streamflow Advisory – Cariboo and Chilcotin - ISSUED: 7:00 AM April 18, 2020

 

 

 

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.
  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