Freshet Update – May 22, 2018

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. 


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