Drought, Flooding, Dikes & Dams

With the diverse range of geography and climate in British Columbia, water availability differs throughout the province and varies throughout the seasons. Too much water, or too little, can pose a risk to the health of the environment, communities and the economy.

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) is responsible for the dam safety, flood safety and river forecast management programs in B.C.

FLNRO collaborates with the Provincial Emergency Program to protect public health and safety related to dam safety, flooding and river management.

The quantity and availability of water can have an impact on the quality of water used for drinking, recreation and aquatic life. The B.C. Government protects water quality to help ensure public safety and healthy aquatic ecosystems.


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