Snow plentiful

Snowpack readings for Greater Vernon above average for this time of year

  • Mar. 11, 2012 3:00 p.m.

There should be plenty of water for Greater Vernon this year.

Snowpack readings were taken March 1 at three monitoring stations near the Duteau Creek reservoirs.

“These readings show the snow water equivalent, or water content of the snow, at 104 to 134 per cent of average for this time of year,” said Jennifer Miles, water sustainability co-ordinator with the Regional District of North Okanagan.

The utility also tracks snow depth and found levels to be at 116 to 146 per cent of average.

“Typically, about 80 per cent of the annual snowpack is received by March 1,” said Miles.