Freshet and Flood

Freshets (flooding caused by heavy rain or snow melt) and other types of flooding events can pose a serious threat to agricultural operations located in flood plains and low-lying areas. Learn more about how to be prepared for flooding if you work in B.C.’s agricultural industry:

Flood Plains

Learn more about flood risks for your area by looking at B.C.’s Floodplain Mapping website:

Well Disinfection

Water wells and groundwater can be contaminated during flooding events due to the inflow of flood waters into the well or aquifer. While there are ways to rehabilitate a well affected by surface flood water, well owners should take steps before and after flooding to minimize any potential impacts. Learn more about well protection, well disinfection and water quality:

Flood Forecasting

The links below take you to provincial and national agencies with information, advisories, forecasts and/or warnings on streamflow and/or conditions that may lead to an increased flood risk in your area.