flood watch

A large pond formed by a beaver dam on the hillside above South Lakeside. (Monica Lamb-Yorksi photo)

VIDEO: City of Williams Lake looking to Province to deal with dam issue

Beaver dam water levels above South Lakeside properties being lowered as temporary measure

  • Jul 12, 2022

 

Mission Creek is flowing at a height of 2 meters. (Jen Zielinski/Capital News)

Flood watch: Search suspended for missing woman in Kelowna water

The City of Kelowna declared a state of emergency on June 14

 

The River Forecast Centre is warning of incoming rainy weather, that will increase the risk of flooding in several parts of B.C. (TNRD photo)

Heavy rain in parts of B.C. a concern for flood-prone areas: River Forecast Centre

Rain could impact headwaters of the north and south Thompson rivers and the Cariboo mountains

 

(Photo - Brittany Webster/Kelowna Capital News)

Creek still too high to search for missing Kelowna woman

Mission Creek remains over capacity

(Photo - Brittany Webster/Kelowna Capital News)
Okanagan Lake in Penticton has reached full pool and will continue to rise over the next couple weeks. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Monitoring for flooding as Okanagan Lake exceeds full pool

City of Penticton and fire department ready to activate sandbagging or tiger dams if necessary

Okanagan Lake in Penticton has reached full pool and will continue to rise over the next couple weeks. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
A flood watch has been issued for the Cariboo Mountains, Quesnel River and Horsefly River and tributaries. (Anna Fait photo)

Cariboo Mountains, Horsefly and Quesnel rivers upgraded to flood watch

Yanks Peak is at record snow pack for this time of year

A flood watch has been issued for the Cariboo Mountains, Quesnel River and Horsefly River and tributaries. (Anna Fait photo)
A map showing the areas included in a recent high streamflow advisory for the North Thompson and Cariboo Mountains. (B.C. River Forecast Centre map)

High streamflow advisory for Cariboo Mountains and North Thompson

B.C. River Forecast Centre advises it could be one, two or more weeks before rivers peak

A map showing the areas included in a recent high streamflow advisory for the North Thompson and Cariboo Mountains. (B.C. River Forecast Centre map)
A map showing the area included in the flood watch issued on June 5, 2022. (B.C. River Forecast Centre image)

Flood watch for Dean River issued, could surpass 10-year flows

As rain continues to fall, high streamflow advisory upgraded

A map showing the area included in the flood watch issued on June 5, 2022. (B.C. River Forecast Centre image)
A property affected by November flooding of the Nicola River is seen along Highway 8 on the Shackan Indian Band, northwest of Merritt, B.C., Thursday, March 24, 2022. British Columbia officials are closing some roadways as forecasted heavy rainfall and warming weather increases the risk of flooding in parts of the province’s north and Interior. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Communities across B.C. brace for potential flooding this weekend and next week

A late spring thaw and remaining snowpacks mean warm weather could trigger disaster

A property affected by November flooding of the Nicola River is seen along Highway 8 on the Shackan Indian Band, northwest of Merritt, B.C., Thursday, March 24, 2022. British Columbia officials are closing some roadways as forecasted heavy rainfall and warming weather increases the risk of flooding in parts of the province’s north and Interior. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Horsefly River on Saturday, May 28, 2022. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

CRD activates emergency operations centre, high streamflow advisories issued

EOC level 1, in response to forecasted weather trends across region, says emergency program manager

  • Jun 3, 2022
The Horsefly River on Saturday, May 28, 2022. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The city of Williams Lake has activated its Emergency Operations Centre in response to high water levels behind an historic beaver dam above homes on South Lakeside. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake EOC at level 1 in response to water load on beaver dam above Juniper Street

Crews working on a plan to release some water to reduce risk of flooding

  • Jun 2, 2022
The city of Williams Lake has activated its Emergency Operations Centre in response to high water levels behind an historic beaver dam above homes on South Lakeside. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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

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)
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.

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)
The Chilcotin River seen here at Bull Canyon Provincial Park at the end of May is currently one of three rivers in the Chilcotin under Flood Watch issued the BC River Forecast Centre. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Taseko, Chilcotin, Chilko rivers under flood watch

Hot temperatures leading to rapid snow melt

The Chilcotin River seen here at Bull Canyon Provincial Park at the end of May is currently one of three rivers in the Chilcotin under Flood Watch issued the BC River Forecast Centre. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Nazko River is under a flood warning. (Emcon Services Inc. Facebook photo)

Nazko River under flood warning

Rest of the Cariboo, including Quesnel and Williams Lake at lowest advisory level

The Nazko River is under a flood warning. (Emcon Services Inc. Facebook photo)
Moffat Falls near Horsefly are roaring as captured here Friday, July 3. (Lonnie Rolph photo)

Flood warnings remain in place for areas of Cariboo Chilcotin

Risk of thunderstorms Friday evening for Williams Lake, Puntzi Mountain areas

Moffat Falls near Horsefly are roaring as captured here Friday, July 3. (Lonnie Rolph photo)
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)
Cariboo Regional District: Flooding notice issued for community of Wildwood

Cariboo Regional District: Flooding notice issued for community of Wildwood

The flood threat is a result of unregulated water flow occurring at the Minton Lake dam spillway

Cariboo Regional District: Flooding notice issued for community of Wildwood
While much of the snow has melted in Williams Lake, the outlying areas will just be starting spring freshet. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Sand and unfilled bags available for rural residents to prepare for spring melt

Cariboo Regional District has placed materials at Wildwood and Miocene Volunteer Fire Departments

While much of the snow has melted in Williams Lake, the outlying areas will just be starting spring freshet. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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