A Flood Warning remains in place for the Squamish River and its tributaries, including the Cheakamus River. The River Forecast Centre has also maintained a Flood Warning for Lillooet River and its tributaries.
A Flood Warning means that river levels have exceeded bankfull or will exceed bankfull imminently and that flooding of areas adjacent to the rivers affected will result. Meanwhile, a Flood Watch is in effect for the South Coast, including Howe Sound, Sunshine Coast, Sea-to-Sky and North Shore Mountains, and Fraser Valley.
A rainfall warning is also in effect for Squamish.
Total rainfall since Friday has ranged from 70 to 500+mm, with many areas receiving 100 to 250 mm. Overnight rainfall has been in the 15 to 45 mm range over the Howe Sound and North Shore Mountains and 15 to 65 mm over central and northern Vancouver Island.
Rainfall from this final storm is forecast to continue through Thursday, with moderate to heavy rainfall expected across the South Coast. Temperatures will remain warm and additional runoffs will come from snowmelt. Rainfall is expected to ease on Friday, and the weekend will bring cold but sunny conditions.
District said its crews will continue to monitor and ensure all equipment remains in operation and pump water from Whittaker Slough near the Northyards neighbourhood.
“Neighbours in the Northyards area may continue to hear noise from vacuum trucks working in the Industrial Park at the intersection of Queens Way and Pioneer Way through the night,” the District said. “All residents are asked to remain vigilant and stay clear of riverbanks and fast-moving water. Further updates will be shared as they become available.”