Fluctuating Water Levels for Coquitlam River & Buntzen Lake During BC Hydro Upgrades

August 2, 2022
In August and September 2022, BC Hydro may need to release more water than usual from the Coquitlam Reservoir to the Coquitlam River as work is completed to upgrade the connecting tunnel between the reservoir and Buntzen Lake. There may be higher than normal flow and water levels in the Coquitlam River during this time. Please be extra careful when active around the river since water levels can rise and fluctuate without warning.

Recreational water levels at Buntzen Lake may be impacted this summer. Users are asked to exercise caution and obey safety signs and barriers.