Town of Oliver Freshet Impact


For Immediate Release

May 7, 2023

Was Your Property Impacted by Freshet?

In response to continued freshet, rain, and substantial increases in water levels in local creeks, the Town of Oliver continues to monitor and respond to freshet. In particular, Wolf Cub Creek and Hester Creek continue to be closely monitored.

If your personal property has been impacted by freshet and water from snow melt, it is essential that impacted households take multiple photos of the inside and outside of the property, along with a detailed list of damages. Please maintain these records for insurance purposes or in the event the Provincial Government deems this event eligible for Provincial Disaster Financial Assistance for uninsurable losses. Photos and a detailed description will be required.

Please send a brief email to with a short summary of damages. Someone from the Town will contact households that have sent an email to get additional information so this can be reported to the Province. 

The Town recognizes and thanks all of the residents, neighbours, and volunteer Fire Fighters in Oliver attending the BC fire training seminar that helped stack sandbags to protect properties along Coyote Street and McKinney Road yesterday.

Please continue to stay away from waterways as Oliver is still experiencing high water flow throughout the community, and please provide Town staff with space while they work to protect embankments and other critical infrastructure.


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