ENDED – High Streamflow Advisory

ENDED – High Streamflow Advisory – Howe Sound, Sunshine Coast, North Shore, Fraser Valley (North), Squamish River, Sea-to-Sky, Fraser Valley (South)

ISSUED: 9:30 AM November 28, 2018

 

The River Forecast Centre is ending a High Streamflow Advisory for the South Coast 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
  • Squamish River
  • Sea-to-Sky – including tributary watersheds along the Sea-to-Sky corridor north of Squamish to Whistler
  • Fraser Valley (South) – including the Chilliwack River and surrounding tributaries

Rainfall eased on Tuesday, following a significant atmospheric river event on Monday. Rivers have peaked from the runoff from this event, and levels have eased.

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

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