Flood Warnings and Advisories

Flood Warnings/Advisories Currently in Effect

High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast, Lower Fraser Tributaries, South and West Vancouver Island - Issued: 11:00 AM February 28, 2024

 

Previously issued Warnings/Advisories no longer in effect:

DOWNGRADE – High Streamflow Advisory - Sproat and Somass Rivers, ENDED – High Streamflow Advisory - VI, South Coast - Issued: 2:00 PM February 2, 2024

UPDATE: Flood Watch – Sproat and Somass Rivers; High Streamflow Advisory - Lillooet River, Squamish River, Vancouver Island, South Coast; High Streamflow Advisory ENDED - Lower Fraser tributaries and Central Coast Issued: 12:00 PM February 1, 2024

UPDATE: Flood Warning – Lillooet River, Squamish River/Cheakamus River; Flood Watch – South Coast and Vancouver Island; High Streamflow Advisory – Sumas, Lower Fraser tributaries and Central Coast Issued: 11:00 AM January 31, 2024

High Streamflow Advisory – North Coast - Issued: 12:00 PM January 28, 2024

Flood Warning – Lillooet River (NEW), Squamish River/Cheakamus River; Flood Watch – Sumas River, South Coast and Vancouver Island; High Streamflow Advisory – Lower Fraser tributaries and Central Coast Issued: 10:00 AM January 30, 2024

Flood Warning – Squamish River/Cheakamus (NEW); Flood Watch – Sumas River, South Coast and Vancouver Island; High Streamflow Advisory – Lower Fraser tributaries and Central Coast - Issued: 5:00 PM January 29, 2024

Flood Watch – Sumas River (DOWNGRADED), South Coast and Vancouver Island; High Streamflow Advisory – Lower Fraser tributaries and Central Coast - Issued: 9:45 PM January 28, 2024

Flood Warning – Sumas River (UPGRADE); Flood Watch – South Coast and Vancouver Island; High Streamflow Advisory – Lower Fraser tributaries and Central Coast - Issued: 1:30 PM January 28, 2024

Flood Watch – Sumas (NEW), South Coast and Vancouver Island - High Streamflow Advisory – Lower Fraser tributaries and Central Coast - Issued: 10:45 AM January 28, 2024

Flood Watch – South Coast and Vancouver Island - High Streamflow Advisory – Lower Fraser tributaries and Central Coast - Issued: 3:00 PM January 25, 2024

 

 

 

For Media Inquiries, contact Govenment Communications and Public Enagement, Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship

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