Freshet Update – June 7, 2016

Update:  June 7: Township staff have finished clean up on the Fort to Fort Trail between the Salmon River Dyke Station and the entrance at Allard Crescent and on the Trans Canada Trail along 208 Street.  All trails closed as a result of the 2018 Freshet are now open. 

Update:  June 6: Water levels have receded and clean up is underway on our trails.  Marina Park will be fully open Thursday, June 7, 2018.

Update May 28: The Evacuation Alert issued on May 15, 2018 by the Township of Langley to property owners and businesses in the unprotected areas of Northwest Langley, Brae and McMillan Island, and Glen Valley was rescinded at 4:30pm today. The River Forecast Centre reports that a high streamflow advisory remains in effect for the Fraser River, however the forecast water levels at the Mission Gauge are expected to drop to the 5.4 metre range later this week.

Closures are still in effect for the small viewing deck and boat launch in Marina Park, the Trans Canada Trail at 208 Street and the Fort to Fort Trail from the Salmon River Dyke Station to the entrance off Allard Crescent.  Staff will continue with regular patrols of our dykes.

Update May 22: Township staff continue with daily patrols of our dykes as the Fraser River Freshet continues. The Evacuation Alert is still in effect for properties in the unprotected areas of the Township as the Mission Gauge held steady with readings under 6.0 metres over the Victoria Day long weekend.

Update May 18: The small viewing deck located in Marina Park at the end of Church Street is closed until further notice. The Fort to Fort Trail closure has been extended from the Salmon River Dyke Station to the entrance off Allard Crescent.

Update May 18:  Provincial support may be available for livestock relocation for some farm businesses affected by an evacuation alert. Visit Emergency Management British Columbia for details, following the link to Operations and Section 2.01 Provincial Support for Livestock Relocation During an Emergency

Update May 15: At approximately 9:00am on May 15, the Mission Gauge reached 5.5 metres. As a result, an Evacuation Alert has been issued by the Township of Langley for the unprotected flood plain areas of Northwest Langley and Glen Valley, as well as Brae Island and McMillan Island. 

This is NOT an Evacuation Order.

Evacuation Alerts are issued to allow residents and property owners to prepare in the event an Evacuation Order is issued. 

Freshet Map

Freshet Map

Freshet Map


Update, May 15: Fort to Fort Trail closed from Salmon River Pump Station to the west, fronting the Fort Langley Golf course. Portion of Trans Canada Trail closed at trail head entrance at southwest corner of Allard and 208 Street. 

Update, May 14: Marina Park Trail closed from the viewing deck east to the Marina Boat Launch.

Due to safety concerns from rising river levels, Marina Park boat launch will be closing on Sunday, May 13.

For information on flood preparedness and useful links visit

Thank you for your understanding and patience this flood season.

Engineering Division