Fraser River

A driver finds there is nowhere to go as they approach Fort Langley along Glover Road during the height of the 1948 flood. (Langley Centennial Museum/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Fraser River forecast reduced, but river still expected to crest next week

Langley Township is getting daily updates from the province on water levels

A driver finds there is nowhere to go as they approach Fort Langley along Glover Road during the height of the 1948 flood. (Langley Centennial Museum/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
A flood alert has been issued for residents living in low-lying areas along the Fraser River. (Township of Langley)
A flood alert has been issued for residents living in low-lying areas along the Fraser River. (Township of Langley)

Fraser River on track for record peak in Langley, forecasts say

The river could hit levels it hasn’t seen in generations

A flood alert has been issued for residents living in low-lying areas along the Fraser River. (Township of Langley)
A flood alert has been issued for residents living in low-lying areas along the Fraser River. (Township of Langley)
A flood alert has been issued for residents living in low-lying areas along the Fraser River. (Township of Langley)

Evacuation alert issued for Langley residents near Fraser River

Evacuations have not been ordered, but locals asked to be ready to go if necessary

A flood alert has been issued for residents living in low-lying areas along the Fraser River. (Township of Langley)
Nathan Creek at the West Wing Dike in Langley’s Glen Valley near the Fraser River on Thursday, June 9. The Fraser River is rising as snow melts in the Interior. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Flood advisory in place for Langley Township as Fraser River water level rises

Low lying areas around Fort Langley and Glen Valley could see high water

Nathan Creek at the West Wing Dike in Langley’s Glen Valley near the Fraser River on Thursday, June 9. The Fraser River is rising as snow melts in the Interior. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Dairy cattle walk across land flooded during 1948 flood in Langley. (Langley Centennial Museum photo)

Our View: Flood risk on Fraser River ever-present

If not this year, there will be a flood in the next few years

Dairy cattle walk across land flooded during 1948 flood in Langley. (Langley Centennial Museum photo)
An aerial view, without horizon, of the Fraser River and part of Sumas Mountain, during the 1948 Fraser River flood. Nicomen Island is seen inundated with flood water at top centre in image. Chilliwack Mountain is visible at top right (1948). (Photograph courtesy of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives P669).

WEB POLL: Will there be another Fraser River flood?

Snowpacks are slightly above average right now.

  • May 12, 2022
An aerial view, without horizon, of the Fraser River and part of Sumas Mountain, during the 1948 Fraser River flood. Nicomen Island is seen inundated with flood water at top centre in image. Chilliwack Mountain is visible at top right (1948). (Photograph courtesy of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives P669).
All agencies were seeking answers to the blockage caused by a landslide at Big Bar in 2019. (Incident Command Post)

Research team looking to prevent another Big Bar type landslide that could wipe out B.C. salmon

‘Goal is to determine where next landslide (to) threaten salmon is going to happen:’ SFU researcher

All agencies were seeking answers to the blockage caused by a landslide at Big Bar in 2019. (Incident Command Post)
A new 30-metre wide opening in the Fraser River’s North Arm Jetty allows juvenile Chinook salmon to reach a vital estuary for the first time in more than 100 years. (Photo by Alex Harris/Raincoast Conservation Foundation)

Juvenile salmon gain access to crucial B.C. habitat for first time in 100 years

New opening in Fraser River jetty allows for slow transition from fresh to salt water

A new 30-metre wide opening in the Fraser River’s North Arm Jetty allows juvenile Chinook salmon to reach a vital estuary for the first time in more than 100 years. (Photo by Alex Harris/Raincoast Conservation Foundation)
Rick Rozdeba share a photo taken during a cold early morning walk along the Fraser River, in Derby Reach Regional Park. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Mar 16, 2022
Rick Rozdeba share a photo taken during a cold early morning walk along the Fraser River, in Derby Reach Regional Park. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society volunteer Colin Bond had never seen anything like it. He photographed this large sturgeon floating with a smaller sturgeon in its mouth on Feb. 5, 2022 near Fort Langley. (Colin Bond/FRSCS Facebook)

‘A very sore throat’: 6-foot sturgeon found with fish stuck in mouth in Fraser River

Sturgeon conservation group can’t rule out cannibalism to explain sturgeon in sturgeon sighting

Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society volunteer Colin Bond had never seen anything like it. He photographed this large sturgeon floating with a smaller sturgeon in its mouth on Feb. 5, 2022 near Fort Langley. (Colin Bond/FRSCS Facebook)
During a recent stroll through Derby Reach Regional Park, Langley’s Cora Goodyear snapped a shot of this tug steaming down the Fraser River. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Feb 16, 2022
During a recent stroll through Derby Reach Regional Park, Langley’s Cora Goodyear snapped a shot of this tug steaming down the Fraser River. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Rick Rozdeba shared a photograph taken from Derby Reach Regional Park, looking out from the shore of the Fraser River during a cold early morning stroll. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Jan 28, 2022
Rick Rozdeba shared a photograph taken from Derby Reach Regional Park, looking out from the shore of the Fraser River during a cold early morning stroll. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Building spotted floating down the Fraser River past Maple Ridge. (Facebook/Special to The News)

Building spotted floating down Fraser past Maple Ridge

Shed has been secured by port authority

Building spotted floating down the Fraser River past Maple Ridge. (Facebook/Special to The News)
Fort Langley’s Bedford Channel, part of the Fraser River, has frozen solid. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Fraser River freezes shore-to-shore between Langley and Maple Ridge

First time in years the river has frozen solid – but don’t walk on it

Fort Langley’s Bedford Channel, part of the Fraser River, has frozen solid. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
People await transport by boat from Hope to Chilliwack and other communities in the Eastern Fraser Valley. (Rick Stahl photo)

Jet boat rides on offer for those cut off from communities in Eastern Fraser Valley

Fishing guides with access to jet boats shuttling people between Chilliwack, Hope and Mission

People await transport by boat from Hope to Chilliwack and other communities in the Eastern Fraser Valley. (Rick Stahl photo)
An aerial view, without horizon, of the Fraser River and part of Sumas Mountain, during the 1948 Fraser River flood. Nicomen Island is seen inundated with flood water at top centre in image. Chilliwack Mountain is visible at top right (1948). (Photograph courtesy of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives P669).

Painful Truth: Between the water and the land

We can only keep the wetlands out for so long

An aerial view, without horizon, of the Fraser River and part of Sumas Mountain, during the 1948 Fraser River flood. Nicomen Island is seen inundated with flood water at top centre in image. Chilliwack Mountain is visible at top right (1948). (Photograph courtesy of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives P669).
Fin Donnelly talks about his “Spirit of the Salmon” swim in old video posted to YouTube.
Fin Donnelly talks about his “Spirit of the Salmon” swim in old video posted to YouTube.
On Vancouver Island, the Dead Boat Disposal Society works with a company operated by the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations to remove derelict boats from local waterways. (contributed)

Campaigns continue against derelict boats in B.C. waters

Langley’s riverfront is partially under Port Authority jurisdiction

On Vancouver Island, the Dead Boat Disposal Society works with a company operated by the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations to remove derelict boats from local waterways. (contributed)
Between 200 and 250 illegal fishing nets have been seized on the Fraser River by DFO so far this year. (DFO)

More than 200 illegal fishing nets seized on Fraser River by fishery officers

16 investigations into illegal fishing, plus illegal fish sales reported to Fisheries and Oceans

Between 200 and 250 illegal fishing nets have been seized on the Fraser River by DFO so far this year. (DFO)
Members of the Fort Langley Canoe Club were observed paddling through Kanaka Creek Regional Park in Maple Rige on Sunday, just past the walkway bridge where Fraser River flows into Kanaka Creek Bends. Scott White of Maple Ridge shared this picture of the six women paddling. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Aug 17, 2021
Members of the Fort Langley Canoe Club were observed paddling through Kanaka Creek Regional Park in Maple Rige on Sunday, just past the walkway bridge where Fraser River flows into Kanaka Creek Bends. Scott White of Maple Ridge shared this picture of the six women paddling. (Special to Langley Advance Times)