Provincial Emergency Program

A Flood hazard plan for BC has been prepared and is updated regularly by the Provincial Emergency Program to ensure that an effective strategy is in place to address emergencies. The Flood plan fosters cooperation with multiple organizations focusing on public safety, infrastructure and property protection and managing the aftermath of events. See the Emergency Management BC Website for more information.

Residents and businesses must be prepared to be self sufficient for at least 72 hours or more following a major emergency. To assist with preparation the provincial government has prepared a “Get Prepared” document.

The highest freshets to date occurred in 1894, 1948, and 1972. View photos and statistics on past floods at Environment Canada.