When the Waters Rise Videos
When the Waters Rise is a two-part video series from 2020 that offers an overview of Fraser River and coastal flood hazards in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland, the expected impacts of a large-scale flood in the region, and opportunities for flood risk reduction.
The focus of the videos is on large-scale Fraser River and coastal floods, which are the floods most likely to have widespread impacts across the Lower Mainland. Other types of flood, however, can also be serious. These include periods of heavy, sustained rainfall, such as the atmospheric rivers that resulted in the Nooksack River flooding of Sumas Prairie in November 2021,
Work continues in 2022 on a Lower Mainland Flood Management Strategy (LMFMS), with participation of governments and other organizations with flood management responsibilities or interests in the region. Learn more.