High Streamflow Advisory

Subject: High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast and Vancouver Island (MAINTAINED) – UPDATED: 11:00 AM December 20, 2018

High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast and Vancouver Island (Maintained)

UPDATED: 11:00 AM December 20, 2018

The River Forecast Centre is maintaining a High Streamflow Advisory for the South Coast and Vancouver Island including:

  • Metro Vancouver – including the Serpentine and Nicomekl Rivers and local streams
  • Howe Sound – including the Stawamus River and tributaries along the Sea-to-Sky Highway
  • Sunshine Coast – including watersheds around Gibsons and Sechelt
  • North Shore – including the Seymour River and watersheds around North Vancouver and West Vancouver
  • Fraser Valley (North) – including mountainous tributaries from Coquitlam to Harrison
  • West Vancouver Island  including tributaries around Gold River, Zeballos, Tofino and surrounding areas
  • Central Vancouver Island – including the Sproat and Somass Rivers and areas surrounding Port Alberni
  • East Vancouver Island – including tributaries around Campbell River, Courtenay, Parksville, Nanaimo and surrounding areas
  • Southern Vancouver Island – including the Cowichan River, Chemainus River and surrounding tributaries

A series of powerful Pacific storms has impacted British Columbia for the past week, with many weather stations recording 200-350 mm of precipitation over that period.  Freezing levels have ranged between 1000 to 1500 m resulting in significant snow accumulation over higher terrain. Rivers and creeks on Vancouver Island and the South Coast have been high, but have not resulted in flood levels.

The final storm of this series is currently passing over south-west BC, bringing strong winds and moderate rainfall. Rainfall totals overnight and this morning have been in the 30-100 mm range on Vancouver Island, and 15-40 mm range in the Howe Sound and Metro Vancouver area. Rainfall rates have been easing on Vancouver Island, and are expected to ease on the South Coast later on Thursday.

River levels are expected to rise on Thursday in response to this rainfall. Cumulative rainfall amounts over the past week have made lake-fed river systems the most vulnerable to high flows. On the Sproat River and Somass River near Port Alberni, river levels later on Thursday and into Friday are expected to reach similar or slightly above levels observed this past Tuesday (eg. estimated flows up to approximately 700 m3/s, or a 2-year flow, on the Somass River). Similarly the Cowichan River near Duncan (Water Survey of Canada gauge 08HA011) are expected to rise on Thursday and into Friday up to 300-350 m3/s (between a 2-year and 5-year flow).

Drier weather on Friday will allow for general improvement in river conditions across the region into the weekend.

The River Forecast Centre will continue to monitor conditions and update this advisory as conditions warrant.

 

High Streamflow Advisory means that river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but that no major flooding is expected.  Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Flood Watch means that river levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull.  Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur.

Flood Warning means that river levels have exceeded bankfull or will exceed bankfull imminently, and that flooding of areas adjacent to the rivers affected will result.

High Streamflow Advisory

– South Coast and Vancouver Island (Maintained)

UPDATED: 11:00 AM December 18, 2018


The River Forecast Centre is maintaining a High Streamflow Advisory for the South Coast and  Vancouver Island including:

  • Metro Vancouver – including the Serpentine and Nicomekl Rivers and local streams
  • Howe Sound – including the Stawamus River and tributaries along the Sea-to-Sky Highway
  • Sunshine Coast – including watersheds around Gibsons and Sechelt
  • North Shore – including the Seymour River and watersheds around North Vancouver and West Vancouver
  • Fraser Valley (North) – including mountainous tributaries from Coquitlam to Harrison
  • West Vancouver Island – including tributaries around Gold River, Zeballos, Tofino and surrounding areas
  • Central Vancouver Island – including the Sproat and Somass Rivers and areas surrounding Port Alberni
  • East Vancouver Island – including tributaries around Campbell River, Courtenay, Parksville, Nanaimo and surrounding areas
  • Southern Vancouver Island – including the Cowichan River, Chemainus River and surrounding tributaries

A series of powerful Pacific storms has impacted British Columbia for the past week, with several weather stations recording over 300 mm of precipitation.  Freezing levels have ranged between 1000 to 1500 m resulting in significant snow accumulation over higher terrain. Rivers and creeks on Vancouver Island and the South Coast have been high, but have not resulted in flood levels.

Rainfall is expected to continue through Tuesday evening, and ease overnight and into Wednesday.  Another strong storm is forecast to arrive on Thursday bringing moderate to heavy precipitation to Vancouver Island and the South Coast.  Freezing levels are expected to reach 2000 m on Thursday, increasing the risk of a rain-on-snow event for the lower elevations.  Flows are expected to peak late Thursday or Friday. Additional storm systems are possible into the weekend.

Continued periods of high streamflow are expected on rivers this week. Brief periods between storms will allow for river levels to ease during these gaps in heavy rainfall.

The River Forecast Centre will continue to monitor conditions and update this advisory as conditions warrant.

 

A High Streamflow Advisory means that river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but that no major flooding is expected.  Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

A Flood Watch means that river levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull.  Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur.

A Flood Warning means that river levels have exceeded bankfull or will exceed bankfull imminently, and that flooding of areas adjacent to the rivers affected will result.

High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast and Vancouver Island

ISSUED: 2:00 PM December 12, 2018

 

The River Forecast Centre is issuing a High Streamflow Advisory for the South Coast and  Vancouver Island including:

  • Metro Vancouver – including the Serpentine and Nicomekl Rivers and local streams
  • Howe Sound – including the Stawamus River and tributaries along the Sea-to-Sky Highway
  • Sunshine Coast – including watersheds around Gibsons and Sechelt
  • North Shore – including the Seymour River and watersheds around North Vancouver and West Vancouver
  • Fraser Valley (North) – including mountainous tributaries from Coquitlam to Harrison
  • West Vancouver Island – including tributaries around Gold River, Zeballos, Tofino and surrounding areas
  • Central Vancouver Island – including the Sproat and Somass Rivers and areas surrounding Port Alberni
  • East Vancouver Island – including tributaries around Campbell River, Courtenay, Parksville, Nanaimo and surrounding areas
  • Southern Vancouver Island – including the Cowichan River, Chemainus River and surrounding tributaries

A series of powerful Pacific storms continue to impact British Columbia. Following heavy rainfall yesterday, another storm is expected to arrive to south-west BC overnight Wednesday into Thursday. Moderately heavy rainfall is expected with this storm, along with a slight rise in temperatures. Over higher terrain, precipitation is expected to remain as snow, however mid-elevations (<1400m) may see minor melt of snow that has accumulated over the past day. An additional storm is expected to arrive later on Friday.

Streamflow is expected to rise in response to these storms, with high flows expected on Thursday. Rivers will have a reprieve later on Thursday or into Friday, before another round of precipitation arrives. Current hydrological modelling is indicating the potential for streamflow in the 2-year to 5-year return period range, and possibly higher, over the Thursday-Friday period.

The River Forecast Centre will continue to monitor conditions and update this advisory as conditions warrant.

 

Cineplex @ Park Royal – Expression of Interest for Squamish Nation Artists

CINEPLEX CINEMAS | PARK ROYAL | West Vancouver, BC PUBLIC ART CALL TO SQUAMISH NATION ARTISTS FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: JANUARY 15TH 2019, 3:00PM

SUBMISSIONS EMAILED TO:
Mariana Rivera| Ballard Fine Art Ltd.
mariana@ballardfineart.com

Larco is developing Cineplex Cinemas, a 44,000 square foot facility located on Squamish Nation Lands, situated on the south side of Park Royal Shopping Center at Marine Drive and Taylor Way. Cineplex Cinemas is a state-of-the-art community amenity and will be fully integrated to the existing Park Royal Shopping Center, reinforcing a vibrant community where people work, shop and play.

Park Royal/ Larco in partnership with Squamish Nation is seeking one Squamish Nation artist or artist team for the public art opportunity. Two key site locations have been identified for public art which include the glazing of the glass walls at the front entrance vestibule (Public Art Site #1) and the open space at entrance stairs to the Cineplex Cinemas (Public Art Site #2). The budget designated for the two public artworks is $70,000.00.

An on-site information session will be held for interested artists prior to the Expression of Interest (EOI) submission deadline. At the closing of the open call, the selection panel will meet to review the EOI submissions and determine a short-list of 3 artists to develop concept proposals for the public art opportunity. Following the short-listed artists presentation of the concept proposals, the selection panel will select a final artist or artist team.

TARGET TIMELINE
Artist Information Session on site…………………………………………10:30 AM December 14th 2018
Artist Expression of Interest Submissions Due……………………………..3:00 PM January 15th 2019
Artists concept proposal presentations…………………………………………………..Mid February 2019
Artwork Installation for Site #1………………………………………………………………….Mid March 2019
Artwork Installation for Site#2…………………………………………………………………..Mid March 2019

For further information or questions contact:
Jan Ballard | jan@ballardfineart.com | 604-612-6645
Mariana Rivera | mariana@ballardfineart.com | 604-922-6843

PARK ROYAL CINEPLEX CINEMAS| DECEMBER 4 2018

Download the Expression of Interest files here: EOI DOWNLOAD

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