High Streamflow Advisory for Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast, Howe Sound, and Squamish Valley.
A series of Pacific storms are expected to impact coastal British Columbia over the early part of this week with moderate to heavy rainfall anticipated on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday (October 17 and 18, 2023).
Currently the Squamish River Valley is seeing high stream flows and the community is asked to avoid the Mud Creek area as it is unpassable.
Fast-flowing rivers pose increased risk to life safety. Be alert to road conditions, check DriveBC for current conditions, and do not drive through flooded areas.
men wé7us chap kwis ch’áwatap wa estétey̓wilh ta úxwumixw cht (help keep our community safe).
Assistance is available for Members both on- and off-reserve who have been affected by extreme weather events (flooding, landslides, or power outage.)
Please contact David Harrison, Manager, Emergency Planning & Response:
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.