High Stream Flow Advisory Issued for the Southern Interior and Southeastern BC

Sunday, May 21, 2017

2:00 PM

The BC River Forecast Centre has issued a High Streamflow Advisory for the Shuswap River, Eagle River, Seymour River and surrounding tributaries.  A High Stream Flow Advisory is still in effect for the Salmon River. 

A high pressure ridge is building across BC, and is expected to bring hot weather across the province.  Temperatures in southern BC are anticipated to reach to the upper twenty degree to low thirty degree level.  Snow melt rates have been moderate over the past few days, and are expected to increase significantly over the next few days.  River levels are anticipated to respond to snow melt, with increasing river levels expected throughout the Sunday to Tuesday or Wednesday period. Rivers in the Shuswap Region that are fed by higher elevation terrain are expected to see significant rises.

  • 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.  

For further information, check the River Forecast Centre's current warnings and advisories webpage.  The Centre will continue to monitor conditions and will update the advisory as conditions warrant. 

Current Warnings and Advisories