flood watch

British Columbians are again expected to see an atmospheric river event Nov. 30, and into Dec. 1, with some areas seeing 120 mm of rain. Highway closures will be coming due to this, says Rob Fleming, B.C. Minister of Transportation. Pictured here a truck in the Abbotsford area Nov. 29. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

More B.C. highway closures announced in anticipation of heavy rains

Highway 99 to close at 4 p.m. Tuesday, between Pemberton and Lillooet

 

An atmospheric river led to flooding across Metro Vancouver on Nov. 14. Three more are forecast for the weekend into next week, according to Environment Canada. (Shane MacKichan)

Environment Canada issues ‘red alert’ with 3 atmospheric rivers in the forecast

Atmospheric river on Nov. 26 saw 40-60 mm in areas of B.C.

 

A few weekday beachgoers took advantage of a little bit of beach along Harrison Lake. The lake levels have since begun to drop again, peaking much lower than projected. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: Harrison Lake, before and after last week’s peak

Harrison Lake peaked well below forecasted levels as Kent reports no flooding issues

 

Fraser River was still below bank full conditions as of Sunday, June 8, 2020, near Chilliwack. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Lower Fraser River at below bank full conditions

Despite the rain Monday across the Fraser Valley freshet waters not expected to rise too much

Fraser River was still below bank full conditions as of Sunday, June 8, 2020, near Chilliwack. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
Jesse McCullough and Cass Hall fill sandbags at the Grand Forks arena on May 28, 2020.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

State of Local Emergency declared for Boundary as communities brace for river flooding

Warm weather and heavy rain could cause sections of Kettle River system to swell beyond 2018 levels

Jesse McCullough and Cass Hall fill sandbags at the Grand Forks arena on May 28, 2020.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
The district placed signage at the entrance to Hope’s Rotary Trails after an ‘expected high flow’ the weekend of May 23 and 24. Tom DeSorcy with the district reminded people to stay away from high and fast flowing water. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Hope activates emergency operations centre as Fraser River rises

Fraser River reaches 8,500 cubic metres per second at Hope gauge

The district placed signage at the entrance to Hope’s Rotary Trails after an ‘expected high flow’ the weekend of May 23 and 24. Tom DeSorcy with the district reminded people to stay away from high and fast flowing water. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
A two-year-old image of the Fraser River near Chilliwack, during freshet as the water levels were rising on May 10, 2018. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

FVRD activates its emergency operations centre to monitor Fraser River levels

FVRD activates its emergency operations centre to monitor Fraser River levels

A two-year-old image of the Fraser River near Chilliwack, during freshet as the water levels were rising on May 10, 2018. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)
A flood warning sign put at the entrance to the Rotary Trails at the corner of 7 Ave and Wardle St. reads ‘flood warning, do not enter, district of hope’ in 2018. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard file)

Normal to high water levels expected this year: District of Hope

The District of Hope is expecting a normal to high water situation…

A flood warning sign put at the entrance to the Rotary Trails at the corner of 7 Ave and Wardle St. reads ‘flood warning, do not enter, district of hope’ in 2018. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard file)
Resident Lars Androsoff carries his friend’s guitars as he walks through the floodwaters in Grand Forks, B.C., on Thursday, May 17, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

New storm would dump snow on B.C. mountain passes; centre warns of flood risk

Flooding in May 2018 forced the evacuation of nearly 2,000 homes around Grand Forks

Resident Lars Androsoff carries his friend’s guitars as he walks through the floodwaters in Grand Forks, B.C., on Thursday, May 17, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A section of CN Rail’s main line was washed away after heavy rainfall hit the area around Hope.
A section of CN Rail’s main line was washed away after heavy rainfall hit the area around Hope.
A West Coast resident watches a giant wave crash down from a safe viewing platform on Ucluelet’s Wild Pacific Trail. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Warning issued as forecast calls for 20-foot waves in Tofino

Dangerous waves, strong currents and upper-shoreline flooding expected for Tofino-Ucluelet area

A West Coast resident watches a giant wave crash down from a safe viewing platform on Ucluelet’s Wild Pacific Trail. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)