At top of the Capilano River is the Cleveland Dam. While heavy rain can cause the river water to rise at any time of year, rainfall can cause excess water in the Capilano Reservoir to spill over the dam. This can result in dangerous, rapidly rising water levels in the river.
Metro Vancouver has installed an alarm system along the Capilano River to alert visitors in the rare event that a large, unscheduled amount of water is being released from the dam If you hear the alarm, get away from the river as quickly as possible.
Download the Alertable app to stay aware and informed of Capilano River and Cleveland Dam emergencies. Add the location: “City of North Vancouver” or “Cleveland Dam”.
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