On September 20, 2015 a significant rain event occurred causing several debris flow and flooding events throughout Electoral Areas B, C and D of the SLRD. Below is an update as to the status of the various events:
Note from the SLRD: The Information Bulletin below from the Coastal Fire Centre was issued on Thursday, May 17 and impacts all public and private land within SLRD Areas C and D. Residents and property owners living in the Village of Pemberton, Resort Municipality of Whistler or District of Squamish should check with their local fire departments to determine whether the prohibitions apply within municipal boundaries.
Please be advised that there is the potential for localised thunderstorms in the Seton area tonight (May 17, 2018). The SLRD encourages all residents to be alert to changing conditions in swteep creeks and local waterways.
We will update this notice as required.
BC Hydro has advised that the water flows on the Lower Bridge River will continue to increase over the coming weeks and will remain well above normal until the end of July.
BC Hydro requests that the public be very careful when active in and around the river as water levels may rise suddenly and without warning.
Residents and visitors are reminded to stay away from the edges of the Lower Bridge River during this high flow period and continue to be mindful of water safety throughout the year.
Note from the SLRD: The High Streamflow Advisory below was issued by the BC River Forecast Centre. The public is reminded to exercise caution around rivers and streams due to quickly flowing water and potentially unstable riverbanks.
High Streamflow Advisory issued for the Lillooet River
Extreme temperatures have persisted since the weekend, with Pemberton and Central Coast areas experiencing record temperatures on Sunday. This has led to rapid snowmelt, and increasing flows in rivers draining from areas of the Coast Mountains.
The B.C. Wildfire Service (Coastal Fire Centre) has advised the SLRD that a small wildfire, less than 1 hectare in size, is currently burning on Brunswick Mountain, in the vicinity of the Tunnel Bluffs lookout north of Lions Bay, in SLRD Electoral Area D. The fire was reported in the afternoon on Monday, May 14.
While the fire is visible from the valley bottom / Highway 99, no structures are at risk and there is no threat to public safety at this time.
Note from the SLRD: The Information Bulletin below from the Kamloops Fire Centre was issued on Friday, May 11. Effective at noon on Tuesday, May 15 Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will be restricted at elevations below 1,200 metres throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre, including the Lillooet Fire Zone. The prohibition does not ban campfires (0.5 m high x 0.5 m wide or smaller), and does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes.
Note from the SLRD: The Information Bulletin below was shared by the BC Wildfire Service. While the prescribed burn is taking place in the Hat Creek area (Thompson-Nicola Regional District), smoke from the fire may be visible from parts of SLRD Area B and the District of Lillooet.
May 3, 2018