The City of New Westminster would like to advise residents and businesses that the threat around high water and the potential for local flooding due to the spring runoff has now ended. The BC River Forecast Centre has advised a significant amount of snow melt has occurred across the province resulting in a normalizing of river levels. Temporary measures and staging equipment in areas adjacent to the Fraser River will be removed over the next few weeks.
We would like to thank all resident associations for their assistance in distributing information and updates to their neighbourhoods during the recent high streamflow advisory. The City would also like to recognize the critical role played by key partners in the region including Environment Canada, BC River Forecast Centre, BC Ministry of Environment Water Stewardship Branch and Emergency Management BC.
The City of New Westminster is committed to promoting public safety. We recognize the importance of collaboration and working together towards a disaster resilient community and region before, during and after any emergent situation. For further information or to sign up to receive future bulletins, please visit the City website.