District of Mission Freshet Information Line: 604-820-3792
UPDATED FRIDAY MAY 25, AT 14:00
The water level at the Mission gauge remains steady at approximately 5.9m. We expect that level to hold over the weekend. There is no immediate risk of flooding however water is running quickly and there is considerable debris in the Fraser.
District staff are currently performing routine dike assessments and inspections, dike maintenance, and other flood preparedness activities. See the flood preparedness plan linked below for activities performed as levels reach certain thresholds.
The provincial government’s River Forecast Center has issued a high streamflow advisory for the Fraser River, and we anticipate a risk of flooding in low-lying areas that are not protected by dikes.
Warmer than normal temperatures across BC has led to a much faster, and earlier runoff for the Fraser River. Many gauges, including Mission’s, are above their historic flows for this early in the freshet season.
It is important that you are prepared for potential flooding.
- Know your risks & have an emergency plan
- Talk to neighbours & your insurance broker
- Monitor water levels & be prepared to act
Fraser River Flood Preparedness & Response Plan
The District’s Flood Preparedness & Response Plan (FPRP) has been prepared for monitoring and responding to emergency conditions arising from high water levels on the Fraser River within the District of Mission.
View Live Readings For
FRASER RIVER AT SOUTH FORT GEORGE
FRASER RIVER NEAR MARGUERITE
FRASER RIVER AT HOPE
FRASER RIVER AT MISSION
Review the links below for useful resources in preparing for floods and other emergencies.
Tips on Preparing for Spring Flooding from Emergency Info BC
- Never drive or walk through flooded streets. Water can be deeper than it appears, and levels can rise very quickly
- Keep clear of eroded banks, as they may result in unstable ground. Most importantly, keep children and pets away from stream banks
- Stay alert for changing conditions, particularly if you live in low-lying areas or near waterways
- Listen to local officials and follow their instructions if asked to evacuate
Here are some steps you can take to help protect your home, property and family:
- Create a household emergency plan, put together your grab-and-go bag, and connect with your neighbours
- Move equipment and other assets to higher ground
- Clear perimeter drains, eavestroughs and gutters. Maintain your sump pumps
- Move electrical appliances to upper floors and make sure to anchor fuel supplies
- Park vehicles away from streams and waterways