Flood Watch and High Streamflow Advisories ENDED for Howe Sound and Lillooet River near Pemberton

Oct 18, 2021
Affected Communities: 
District of Lillooet, District of Squamish, Electoral Area C, Electoral Area D, Village of Pemberton

ENDED - Flood Watch – South Coast;
ENDED - High Streamflow Advisory – Vancouver Island, Fraser Valley, Lillooet River
 
The River Forecast Centre is ending the Flood Watch for:

  • North Shore Mountains
  • Metro Vancouver
  • Howe Sound
  • Sunshine Coast

The River Forecast Centre is ending the High Streamflow Advisory for:

  • Fraser Valley – North
  • Fraser Valley – South 
  • Vancouver Island 
  • Lillooet River near Pemberton (and tributaries)

An atmospheric river event over the past few days delivered significant rainfall through the region. Rainfall amounts over the past 2 days was in the 30-70 mm range through lower elevations, and in the 100-250 mm range at higher elevations on Vancouver Island and the South Coast. Rainfall rates have now eased.
River levels peaked on Saturday and are now receding. No additional significant rises are expected at this time.

The public is advised to stay clear of the fast-flowing rivers and potentially unstable riverbanks during the high-streamflow period.

The River Forecast Centre continues to monitor the conditions and will provide updates as conditions warrant.
 
BC River Forecast Centre
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development


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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