Fishery Notice

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Subject:
FN1279-SANITARY - Rainfall Warning


Multiple rainfall warnings (attached below) with total precipitation up to 80 
mm for East Vancouver Island (Duncan to Campbell River) and Metro Vancouver, 
and up to 120 mm for West Vancouver Island have been issued by Environment and 
Climate Change Canada's Weather Service.

Please be advised that intense rainfall events resulting in flooding, sewage 
collection system overflows and/or occurring after a prolonged period of dry 
weather can adversely affect marine water quality and potentially result in 
temporary emergency shellfish harvesting closures.  Although there is no 
proposed closure at this time, shellfish harvesters are advised to monitor 
weather conditions and warnings, and to plan their harvesting activities 
accordingly.

Alerts for West Vancouver Island:
4:26 AM PST Monday 26 November 2018

Rainfall warning in effect for: 
"	West Vancouver Island
Rain, at times heavy, is expected.

Rainfall totals up to 120 millimetres by Tuesday.

An atmospheric river aimed at Vancouver Island will result in intense rainfall 
rates today.

The rainfall will result in high river levels. Please refer to the BC River 
Forecast Centre page for the latest flood warnings and advisories:  
http://bcrfc.env.gov.bc.ca/warnings/index.htm  
Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Alerts for East Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast and Metro Vancouver:

Issued at 2018-11-26 7:20AM PST by Environment and Climate Change Canada:
Rainfall warning issued for:
   East Vancouver Island - Duncan to Nanaimo, B.C. (081310)
   Metro Vancouver - southwest including Richmond and Delta, B.C. (082650)
   Sunshine Coast - Saltery Bay to Powell River, B.C. (082320)
   Metro Vancouver - southeast including Surrey and Langley, B.C. (082640-
082713)

Rainfall warning continued for:
   Sunshine Coast - Gibsons to Earls Cove, B.C. (082310)
   Metro Vancouver - northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge, B.C. 
(082630-082714)
   East Vancouver Island - Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay, B.C. (081320)
   East Vancouver Island - Courtenay to Campbell River, B.C. (081330)
   Howe Sound, B.C. (082500)
   North Shore - including West Vancouver and North Vancouver, B.C. (082610)
   City of Vancouver - including Burnaby and New Westminster, B.C. (082620)
   Fraser Valley - west including Abbotsford, B.C. (082711-082712)
   Fraser Valley - central including Chilliwack, B.C. (082721-082722)

Current details: 
Rain, at times heavy, is expected.

An intense front has moved ashore over the south coast. Heavy rain has 
developed and will continue for most of today with total amounts of 60 to 80 mm 
by Tuesday morning. In preferred regions of enhanced airmass lift near the 
Coast Mountains, rainfall amounts are expected to be 90 to 120 mm by Tuesday 
morning.

Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe 
following distance. Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and 
culverts.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. 
To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports 
using #BCStorm.

Please refer to any of the sources listed below for the latest and most up to 
date public weather advisory:   

"	Environment Canada Weather Warnings: 
www.weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=bc 
"	Environment Canada Public Forecasts: 
www.weather.gc.ca/forecast/canada/index_e.html?id=BC
"	BC River Forecast Centre Flood Warnings & Advisories: 
http://bcrfc.env.gov.bc.ca/warnings/index.htm 
"	BC Storm Surge Forecast Program:  http://stormsurgebc.ca/index.html 
"	Environment Canada Weather blog: www.avalanche.ca/weather 
"	Weather broadcast on most local media outlets
"	Weather Radio broadcasts: https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-
climate-change/services/weatheradio.html 

Detailed bivalve shellfish closure information and maps are available at our 
website: 

http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/contamination/index-eng.html

and at local DFO offices.

For more information contact a local DFO office, Elysha Gordon at 250-756-7192 

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1279
Sent November 26, 2018 at 1028