News

Snowpack on par locally

Water supply levels currently appear sufficient for Greater Vernon.

According to the B.C. River Forecast Centre, January snowpack levels are at 99 per cent of normal for the Okanagan-Kettle Basin, which includes the Kalamalka Lake water source. The South Thompson Basin, covering Duteau Creek water reservoirs, is recorded at 100 per cent of normal.

“This information indicates that we are currently experiencing an average year for snow levels,” said Jennifer Miles, Regional District of North Okanagan water sustainability co-ordinator.

The B.C. River Forecast Centre also predicts normal or close to average temperatures and precipitation for the next three months.

However, Miles says it is early in the season and climate and hydrological conditions are often variable despite forecasts.

“Greater Vernon Water will continue to monitor climate trends and water supplies,” she said.

“Updates will be reported as they are received via media releases, in local newspapers and also at www.rdno.ca/water.”

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Divers recover body from Okanagan Lake
 
Vipers capitalize in opener
 
Franz Ferdinand’s trip down the Columbia
Terrace public school students back in the classroom Monday
 
Snowboarder admits guilt, agrees to pay for damaged church sign
 
Paint Prince Rupert organizer receives BC Achievement Award.
RCMP respond to fire in downtown Prince Rupert
 
Remembering Josh
 
Duty-free hikes criticized locally

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.