Atmospheric River

A temporary one-lane bridge being built across the Nicola River at IR7 near Osprey Ranch. The highway used to follow the base of the cliff, before the atmospheric river of November 2021. (Photo credit: Geoff Bannoff)

Ranch sign swept away in B.C.’s 2021 floods found after 350 km journey

Sign lost near Spences Bridge recovered on Sunshine Coast 14 months later

 

Michael Pickup appears at the legislature in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. Pickup, now British Columbia’s auditor general, released an annual report Nov. 22, 2022 revealing the price tags on the province’s 2021 disasters and pandemic relief funds. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Billions: B.C. auditor highlights costs of 2021 disasters, pandemic relief payments

Province owed nearly $10.5 million from people who wrongfully collected COVID relief funds: report

 

Debris from receding flood waters is pictured along a road as heavy rains form an atmospheric river continue in Abbotsford, Nov. 30, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

One year after disastrous B.C. flooding, fear of new climate disasters loom

Human-induced climate change greatly increasing risk of such events, says UVic scientist

 

Snow is forecast to land in northern communities and along southern mountain passes beginning Nov. 3, according to Environment Canada. (Black Press Media file photo)

Rainfall, snow warnings promise poor driving conditions for much of B.C.

Season’s first real snowfall expected in northern communities and southern mountain passes

Snow is forecast to land in northern communities and along southern mountain passes beginning Nov. 3, according to Environment Canada. (Black Press Media file photo)
Gravel removal in the Vedder River was last permitted in the summer of 2016. (Chris Gadsden file photo)

Sediment removal to start on Vedder River near Chilliwack for flood mitigation

Atmospheric rivers washed 440,000 cubic metres of sediment into the Vedder River and Vedder Canal

Gravel removal in the Vedder River was last permitted in the summer of 2016. (Chris Gadsden file photo)
Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair arrives at a news conference Tuesday June 9, 2020 in Ottawa. Blair announced an advance payment of $870 million for B.C.’s disaster recovery efforts July 18. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Feds deliver $870M of promised $5B disaster recovery fund to B.C.

Money to go to rebuilding infrastructure destroyed by 2021’s fires, floods

Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair arrives at a news conference Tuesday June 9, 2020 in Ottawa. Blair announced an advance payment of $870 million for B.C.’s disaster recovery efforts July 18. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Drew Brayshaw presents an online talk 'Disaster in the Valley' on April 20. (Drew Brayshaw photo)

‘Disaster in the Valley’ talk will focus on effects of atmospheric river storms

Virtual talk is by Drew Brayshaw, hydrologist, geoscientist with Statlu Environmental Consulting

Drew Brayshaw presents an online talk 'Disaster in the Valley' on April 20. (Drew Brayshaw photo)
Members of a Chilliwack Minor Hockey Association U15 team participate in “Adopt a Farmers Field” day on March 12, 2022 where they helped clean up flood debris on a farm in the Sumas Prairie. (Submitted)

Young Chilliwack hockey players help clear flood debris on Abbotsford farm

Players and parents among hundreds who pitched in on ‘Adopt A Farmers Field Day’ on March 12

Members of a Chilliwack Minor Hockey Association U15 team participate in “Adopt a Farmers Field” day on March 12, 2022 where they helped clean up flood debris on a farm in the Sumas Prairie. (Submitted)
Highway 1 between Yale and Boston Bar, and Highway 3 east of Hope closed due to avalanche risk Jan. 10, 2022. (DriveBC)

Avalanche risk forced closure of Fraser Canyon sections of Highways 1, 3

Highway 1 closed from Yale to Boston Bar, Highway 3 east of Hope

Highway 1 between Yale and Boston Bar, and Highway 3 east of Hope closed due to avalanche risk Jan. 10, 2022. (DriveBC)
Another atmospheric river event will hit the Lower Mainland Tuesday through Wednesday night.

Another Atmospheric river to pour down on Lower Mainland

Environment Canada issues special weather statement for storm arriving Tuesday afternoon

Another atmospheric river event will hit the Lower Mainland Tuesday through Wednesday night.
The Little Campbell River is among two ‘urban streams’ highlighted by the Outdoor Recreation Council of B.C. in its latest report on ‘the province’s most threatened rivers.’ (Christy Juteau photo)

South Campbell Heights plan needs more studies, consultation: outdoor recreation council

‘Urban streams edition’ of 2022 report highlights negative impact on Little Campbell River

The Little Campbell River is among two ‘urban streams’ highlighted by the Outdoor Recreation Council of B.C. in its latest report on ‘the province’s most threatened rivers.’ (Christy Juteau photo)
Flooding of a Sumas Prairie farm on Nov. 23. The family farm owners don’t expect to be able to access their property for a few weeks. (Tiffany de Leeuw/CP photo)

B.C. flood warning system inadequate, understaffed: Report

Shortfall of river forecasting staff resources cited back in 2010

Flooding of a Sumas Prairie farm on Nov. 23. The family farm owners don’t expect to be able to access their property for a few weeks. (Tiffany de Leeuw/CP photo)
British Columbians are again expected to see an atmospheric river event Nov. 30, and into Dec. 1, with some areas seeing 120 mm of rain. Highway closures will be coming due to this, says Rob Fleming, B.C. Minister of Transportation. Pictured here a truck in the Abbotsford area Nov. 29. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

More B.C. highway closures announced in anticipation of heavy rains

Highway 99 to close at 4 p.m. Tuesday, between Pemberton and Lillooet

British Columbians are again expected to see an atmospheric river event Nov. 30, and into Dec. 1, with some areas seeing 120 mm of rain. Highway closures will be coming due to this, says Rob Fleming, B.C. Minister of Transportation. Pictured here a truck in the Abbotsford area Nov. 29. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
FILE – A boat speeds along a flooded highway 1 in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

More atmospheric rivers set to pummel southern B.C.

‘These are non-negligible totals and likely to exacerbate the conditions on the ground,’ says top meteorologist

FILE – A boat speeds along a flooded highway 1 in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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