Flooding

Last updated on February 14, 2024

Flooding is a common hazard on British Columbia farmland as a result of heavy rainfall, snowmelt, and/or ice jams. When a watercourse overflows its banks, floodplains store the water until it is able to move downstream or until it can be absorbed into the ground.

Flooding is a natural event that replenishes the groundwater and revitalizes the soil through deposition of sediment.

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To report a provincial emergency, call the Emergency Management B.C. office at
1-800-663-3456

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