Community Notice - Spill Release from Cheakamus Dam (Daisy Lake)

BC Hydro will be releasing water from the Cheakamus Dam (Daisy Lake) starting on June 10, 2022 at 10:00 am. The Squamish Nation Guardians will be handing out flyers door-to-door to all households in Cheakamus on June 9.

Water will be released from the Cheakamus Dam to control reservoir levels. There may be rapid increases to water levels over the next 24 hours. Please stay alert and stay clear of fast-flowing rivers and potentially unstable riverbanks.  

The public is advised to:     

  • Stay clear of the fast-flowing rivers and potentially unstable riverbanks.  
  • Stay informed of current advisories, road closures, and evacuation alerts for your area. 

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: 

Phone: 604-374-2687 

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.