High streamflow advisory issued for Howe Sound

The BC River Forecast Centre has issued a High Streamflow Advisory for the South Coast including Howe Sound, the Stawamus River and surrounding creeks. (Issued: February 14, 2017, 11 a.m.)

A strong Pacific storm is expected to spread heavy rain across the South Coast over the coming days.

High streamflow is expected throughout the region on Wednesday, and potentially into Thursday morning. At this point, forecasts are not indicating the potential for rivers to reach flood stage, however low-lying areas may experience minor flooding. With snow at low elevations, minor flooding is also possible in areas with poor drainage or where drainage is impeded by snow.

The public is cautioned to stay clear of rivers and riversides during the high streamflow period because the quickly flowing water and the adjacent riverbanks are potentially unsafe.

Read the full advisory here from the BC River Forecast Centre.

Stay tuned to Environment Canada for weather alerts and information.

February 14, 2017

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