Flood Warnings and Advisories

Flood Warnings/Advisories Currently in Effect

There are currently no advisories or warnings in effect

 

Previously issued Warnings/Advisories no longer in effect:

High Streamflow Advisory – Vancouver Island - ISSUED: 1:30PM January 9, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast - ISSUED: 1:30PM January 9, 2022

High Streamflow Advisory – Tulameen River - ISSUED: 12:00 PM December 10, 2021

High Streamflow Advisory – Vancouver Island - ISSUED: 10:45 AM December 9, 2021

High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast - ISSUED: 10:45 AM December 9, 2021

ENDED: High Streamflow Advisory – Coldwater, Lower Nicola, Spius - ENDED: High Streamflow Advisory – Coldwater, Lower Nicola, Spius

ENDED - Flood Warning – Sumas River and Sumas Prairie; ENDED - High Streamflow Advisory – Coquihalla, Chilliwack River, Lower Fraser tributaries, South Coast - ISSUED: 1:30 PM December 3, 2021

UPDATE: High Streamflow Advisory – Coldwater, Nicola (DOWNGRADED); Spius (MAINTAINED) - ENDED - High Streamflow Advisory – Tulameen, Similkameen - ISSUED: 6:45 AM December 3, 2021

ENDED: High Streamflow Advisory – South East - ISSUED: 3:30PM December 2, 2021

ENDED - High Streamflow Advisory – Cariboo, North Thompson, Upper Fraser - ISSUED: 11:30AM December 2, 2021

ENDED: Flood Watch – Central Coast, Vancouver Island - ENDED - High Streamflow Advisory – North Coast - ISSUED: 7:45 AM December 2, 2021

UPDATE: Flood Warning – Sumas River and Sumas Prairie (MAINTAINED), High Steamflow Advisory – Coquihalla, Chilliwack River, Lower Fraser tributaries, South Coast (DOWNGRADED) - ISSUED: 15:30 PM December 2, 2021

UPDATE: Flood Warning – Coldwater, Nicola (MAINTAINED); High Streamflow Advisory – Tulameen, Similkameen, Spius (DOWNGRADED) - ISSUED: 4:45 PM December 2, 2021

UPDATE: Flood Warning – Coldwater, Nicola, Tulameen, Similkameen, Spius (UPGRADED) - ISSUED: 8:30 AM December 1, 2021

UPDATE: Flood Warning – Coquihalla (UPGRADED), Chilliwack River (UPGRADED), Lower Fraser tributaries (UPGRADED), Sumas River and Sumas Prairie (MAINTAINED), Flood Watch – South Coast (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 7:45 AM December 1, 2021

UPDATE: High Streamflow Advisory – South East BC - ISSUED: 10:30AM November 28, 2021

High Streamflow Advisory – Cariboo, North Thompson, Upper Fraser - ISSUED: 12:30PM November 30, 2021

UPGRADED: Flood Watch – Central Coast (NEW), Vancouver Island North (NEW) South, East, West, Central - High Streamflow Advisory – North Coast - ISSUED: 7:30 AM November 29, 2021

UPDATE: Flood Watch – Spius (NEW), Coldwater, Nicola, Tulameen, Similkameen - ISSUED: 9:45 AM November 30, 2021

UPDATE: Flood Warning – Sumas River and Sumas Prairie; Flood Watch – Coquihalla (DOWNGRADED), South Coast - ISSUED: 11:30 AM November 28, 2021

UPDATE: Flood Warning – Coquihalla (NEW), Sumas - Flood Watch – South Coast - ISSUED: 11:30 AM November 28, 2021

UPGRADED – Flood Warning – Tulameen River, Coldwater River, Nicola River – MAINTAINED – Flood Watch - Similkameen River - ISSUED: 6:00 PM November 28, 2021UPGRADED: Flood Watch – Vancouver Island (South, East, Central, West) - High Streamflow Advisory (MAINTAINED) – North Coast, Central Coast, Vancouver Island (North) - ISSUED: 7:30 AM November 27, 2021

UPDATE – Flood Watch – Tulameen River, Similkameen River, Coldwater River, Nicola River (Maintained) - ISSUED: 2:30 PM November 28, 2021

UPGRADED – Flood Watch– Tulameen River, Similkameen River, Coldwater River, Nicola River - ISSUED: 4:00 PM November 27, 2021

Flood Warning – Sumas (MAINTAINED), Flood Watch – South Coast (UPGRADED) - ISSUED: 12:30 PM November 25, 2021

High Streamflow Advisory – South East - ISSUED: 15:00 PM November 27, 2021

High Streamflow Advisory – Tulameen River, Similkameen River, Coldwater River, Nicola River - ISSUED: 7:45 AM November 27, 2021

High Streamflow Advisory – North Coast, Central Coast and Vancouver Island - ISSUED: 2:00 PM November 23, 2021Flood Warning – Sumas (MAINTAINED) - High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast (NEW) - ISSUED: 2:30 PM November 23, 2021

UPDATE: Flood Warning – Sumas (MAINTAINED) - High Streamflow Advisory (ENDED) – Fraser Valley (including Chilliwack River), Fraser Canyon - ISSUED: 7:45 AM November 19, 2021

DOWNGRADED: High Streamflow Advisory – North Coast; ENDED: Flood Watch– Haida Gwaii - ISSUED: 3:00 PM November 22, 2021

ENDED - High Streamflow Advisory – Cowichan River - ISSUED: 7:30 AM November 21, 2021

UPGRADED: Flood Watch – North Coast - UPDATE: 12:00 PM November 20, 2021

UPDATE: High Streamflow Advisory (MAINTAINED) – , Cowichan River | ENDED High Streamflow Advisory: Englishman, Koksilah, Chemainus Rivers UPDATE: 17:30 PM November 17, 2021

ENDED – High Streamflow Advisory – Lower Nicola River, Coldwater River - UPDATED: 7:30 AM November 19, 2021

UPDATE - Flood Warning – Sumas* (MAINTAINED)-High Streamflow Advisory – Fraser Valley, Fraser Canyon (DOWNGRADED), Chilliwack River (MAINTAINED) | ENDED High Streamflow Advisory – Coquihalla River; UPDATE: 17:30PM November 17, 2021

UPDATE: High Streamflow Advisory – Lower Nicola River, Coldwater River (DOWNGRADED) | ENDED High Streamflow Advisory – Similkameen River, Tulameen River - ISSUED: 17:30PM November 17, 2021U

e, Howe Sound - ISSUED: 7:45AM November 16, 2021

UPDATE: High Streamflow Advisory (DOWNGRADED) – Englishman, Cowichan, Koksilah, Chemainus; Flood Watch ENDED – Southern Vancouver Island; High Streamflow Advisory ENDED – Other Vancouver Island Regions UPDATE: 6:00 AM November 16, 2021

UPDATE: Flood Warning – Lower Nicola River, Coldwater River (MAINTAINED) - High Streamflow Advisory (DOWNGRADED) – Similkameen River, Tulameen River - ISSUED: 15:30PM November 16, 2021

UPDATE – Flood Warning– Lower Nicola River (NEW) - Flood Warning – Similkameen River, Tulameen River, Coldwater River - ISSUED: 11:30AM November 15, 2021

UPDATE - Flood Warning – Sumas (NEW), Coquihalla River - Flood Watch – Sea-to-Sky, North Shore, Howe Sound, Fraser Valley, Fraser Canyon, Chilliwack River - High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast - UPDATE: 2:45PM November 15, 2021

UPDATE - Flood Warning - Chemainus River (NEW), Englishman River, Cowichan River, Koksilah River | Flood Watch (MAINTAINED) Southern VI | High Streamflow Advisory (MAINTAINED) - West/East/Central VI | 14:00 PM 15 Nov 2021

UPDATE - Flood Warning – Englishman River (UPGRADED) Cowichan River, Koksilah River - Flood Watch – Southern Vancouver Island - High Streamflow Advisory – West Vancouver Island, East Vancouver Island, Central Vancouver Island - 7:45AM November 15, 2021

UPDATE - Flood Warning – Coquihalla River - Flood Watch – Sea-to-Sky (NEW), North Shore (NEW), Howe Sound (NEW), Fraser Valley, Fraser Canyon, Chilliwack River - High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast - ISSUED 8:30AM November 15, 2021

UPDATE - Flood Warning – Coquihalla River - Flood Watch – Fraser Valley, Fraser Canyon, Chilliwack River - High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast ISSUED: 5:45AM November 15, 2021

UPDATE - Flood Warning – Cowichan River, Koksilah River (UPGRADED) - Flood Watch – Southern Vancouver Island (UPGRADED) Englishman River - High Streamflow Advisory – West, Central, East Vancouver Island UPDATE: 4:30AM November 15, 2021

UPDATE - Flood Warning – Similkameen River (NEW), Tulameen River, Coldwater River ISSUED: 5:00AM November 15, 2021

UPDATE - Flood Warning – Coquihalla River (UPGRADED) - Flood Watch – Fraser Valley, Fraser Canyon, Chilliwack River, Englishman River - High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast and Vancouver Island UPDATE: 6:00PM November 14, 2021

Flood Warning – Tulameen River, Coldwater River - ISSUED: 5:30PM November 14, 2021

UPDATE - Flood Watch – Fraser Valley (NEW), Fraser Canyon (NEW), Chilliwack River, Englishman River; High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast and Vancouver Island ISSUED: 3:00PM November 14, 2021

UPDATE - Flood Watch – Chilliwack River (UPGRADED), Englishman River - High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast and Vancouver Island ISSUED: 11:45AM November 14, 2021

UPDATE - Flood Watch – Englishman River (UPGRADED) - High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast and Vancouver Island (MAINTAINED) - ISSUED: 9:00AM November 14, 2021

High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast and Vancouver Island - ISSUED: 12:00PM November 13, 2021

High Streamflow Advisory – Vancouver Island - ISSUED: 11:00 AM November 3, 2021

High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast and South Vancouver Island - ISSUED: 11:15AM October 28, 2021

Flood Watch – South Coast (Upgraded), High Streamflow Advisory – Vancouver Island & Fraser Valley (Maintained), Lillooet River (Issued) - ISSED: 3:30PM October 15, 2021

High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast and Vancouver Island - ISSUED: 11:00AM October 14, 2021

High Streamflow Advisory – North Coast, Central Coast, Haida Gwaii and North Vancouver Island - Updated: 12:30PM October 1, 2021

High Streamflow Advisory – North Coast, Central Coast - ISSUED: 2:30PM September 29, 2021

High Streamflow Advisory – North Coast, Central Coast - ISSUED: 1:30PM September 20, 2021

High Streamflow Advisory – Vancouver Island and South Coast - ISSUED: 11:00AM September 16, 2021

 

 

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