In the event of flooding, updates will be provided through the local news outlets and on the District's webpage at www.coldstream.ca.


District of Coldstream Emergency Management

Stages of Evacuation

BC River Forecast Centre

Environment Canada

District of Coldstream residents living near creeks, streams, lakes and low lying areas should undertake measures to protect their property and reduce the risk of flooding, based on updated reports from the BC River Forecast Centre and Environment Canada.

The extremely warm temperatures coupled with the rainfall will increase flows and levels of water bodies throughout the region, making flooding more likely.

Property owners are responsible for having a plan as well as the tools and equipment necessary to protect their properties from possible flood damage if ditches and culverts are on private property. Please be aware that the public cannot work in or change provincial bodies of water, rivers, creeks or streams without provincial approval.  If lake levels are high and near someone's property, residents should contact the Province at:


District crews have been monitoring and protecting district infrastructure including lift stations, culverts, and bridges. Blocked culverts and water debris that causes an emergent threat of flooding should be reported to the public works department. Residents can report blocked culverts by calling 250-550-1505 during business hours as well as after hours.

Please leave any debris along lakeshores in place until the risk of flood has passed. The debris acts like a cushion to waves in the event of an onshore wind, reducing sand erosion.

The District also reminds residents to exercise caution, particularly with children and pets, when in the vicinity of fast moving creeks, streams and water. Quickly flowing water and the adjacent riverbanks are potentially unsafe. Don't approach washouts near rivers, creeks, and culverts.


The District of Coldstream
9901 Kalamalka Road
Coldstream, BC V1B 1L6
Tel: (250) 545-5304
Fax: (250) 545-4733
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed on Statutory Holidays
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