Flood Watch 2022
June 15, 2022
LAST UPDATE AT: 4:30 PM, Wednesday, June 15, 2022 :
Water levels and flows are currently receding and remain as expected during the seasonal freshet.
The BC River Forecast Centre has downgraded the previous Flood warning for the Elk Valley to a High Streamflow Advisory.
We are continually monitoring river levels and are prepared to activate additional resources if there are any significant changes.
All trail closures remain in place, and the public is asked to respect these closures and stay away from fast-moving water.
Coal Creek Road is re-open past the intersection with River Road Extension as of 4pm today. There are no other road closures at this time.
Please respect all closures.
Each spring during freshet, a City of Fernie Flood Response Committee is formed to ensure that the appropriate monitoring and measuring is occurring and the tools are in place to activate our Flood Response Plan to quickly and effectively respond to any flood situations.
The City’s Flood Response Plan guides the response to rising water levels and ensures that the necessary precautions are in place at each level.
The BC River Forecast Centre is also monitoring conditions around the province.
You can get up to date information on any high stream advisories or flood watches here at any time:
Now is a good time to refresh on what you can do to be prepared in the event of a flood.
It’s important to ensure that you are flood ready and have a grab and go bag packed in case you are required to leave your home.
Check out this resource from the Government of BC for tips on how you can best prepare for a flood event: