COFFEE Model Data

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Published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - River Forecast Centre
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The COastal Fall Flood Ensemble Estimation (COFFEE) Model provides a 5-day real-time flow forecasts for select watersheds in coastal British Columbia, including Vancouver Island, South Coast, Central Coast and the North-West. The COFFEE model is updated when a rainfall events occur during the autumn-winter storm season.

Data includes: Water Survey of Canada Gauge Name and Number; station location (latitude/longitude); current stream discharge reading; current flow's annual peak-flow return period; maximum, minimum and average COFFEE model flow forecast over next 5-day period as flow values and relative to annual peak-flow return period estimates.

For detailed information on the COFFEE Model, see the Technical Reference Guide.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

Additional Information

Purpose

This data was created to provide output from the River Forecast Centre's COFFEE model.

Data Quality

Modelling is completed from both observed and forecast weather and hydrometric data. The data are preliminary, and may be changed upon subsequent review. Some data may be wrong. It is not uncommon for individual water level recorders to give false readings, due to local conditions. The return period estimates presented on this map are preliminary and are often based on limited data. They should be considered as reference values only, by which to evaluate the current readings. They should not be used for design or other purposes. Users of this data must accept all responsibility for the use and interpretation. See Disclaimer for more details.

Lineage Statement

Hydrometric data is published real-time data from the Water Survey of Canada. (Disclaimer for Hydrometric Information and Terms and conditions). Historic data sets from the Water Survey of Canada have been used to analyse return period flows at each location. The COFFEE model utilizes weather forecast information from Environment and Climate Change Canada, and weather observations from Environment and Climate Change Canada, and the Provincial Climate-Related Monitoring Program. Data used in the COFFEE model may be modified from its original values.

More Information

Contact Information

NameDavid Campbell (custodian)
Emaildavid.campbell@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationRiver Forecast Centre
NameCharles Luo (pointOfContact)
Emailcharles.luo@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationRiver Forecast Centre

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2020-06-01
Record Last Modified 2020-06-01
Resource Status onGoing