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Okanagan snow survey highlights

Okanagan Snow Pack: 151% normal Streamflow: Extreme flow and flood levels Flood risk expected to remain elevated over next one to two weeks. Current advisories, warnings, freshet information, hydrometric monitoring, river modelling and snow data are available on the River

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Update #3 – March 2017

Okanagan snow packs are still slightly below average. As of March 22, the Mission Creek and Brenda Mines snow pillows were 80% of normal. All indications are that we should expect a relatively “normal” or average water year. In 2015

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Update #2 – February 2017

Okanagan snow packs are below average. As of February 15, the Mission Creek snow pillow was 72% of normal, and Brenda Mines was 71% of normal.   Long-term weather forecasts continue to predict above normal precipitation and below normal temperatures

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Update #1 – January 2017

Okanagan snow packs are below average. As of January 22, the Mission Creek snow pillow was 70% of normal, and Brenda Mines was 64% of normal. Long-term weather forecasts continue to predict above normal precipitation and below normal temperatures for

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Update #5 – December 2016

    National Weather Service (US) predicts below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation. http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/long_range/seasonal.php?lead=3

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Update #4 – November 2016

There haven’t been any recent long-term precipitation forecasts from Environment Canada, but the temperature forecast looks like it will be a warm start to winter (map is for Oct.-Dec.). The Accuweather.ca website forecasts above normal snowfall. http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-blogs/anderson/canada-20162017-winteroutlook/ 60738013 West coast

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Update #3 – September 28

Highlights from Environment Canada September weather bulletin Following a record warm spring, summer 2016 was much closer to normal in terms of temperature with most of the region reporting slightly warmer than normal conditions. The Interior of B.C. saw near

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Update #2 – June 29, 2016

July Weather Report Comparison with 2015: This year had a much more generous snow pack, but both years had a much earlier snowmelt than average. This may cause problems with late summer streamflows. Okanagan Lake Levels: Okanagan Lake levels are

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Update #1 – June 1, 2016

June Weather Report Provincial River Outlook – Issued: May 27, 2016 3:00PM “Weather over the past week has been dominated by low pressure systems with cooler temperatures and showers. Precipitation totals over the past week were in the 0-20 mm

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OBWB Drought Update #11

Dear Okanagan local governments and water utilities, Drought Level Three Since my last update, the Okanagan has been scaled back to Drought Level Three, with some streams still flowing low for this time of year. We seem to have weathered

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OBWB Drought Update #10

Dear Okanagan local governments and water utilities, Are we still in Level 4 drought? Yes, we are. The River Forecast Centre and the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) have scaled back the drought levels for the

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OBWB Drought Update #9

Dear Okanagan Local Governments and Water Utilities, I’ll be continuing these general drought updates for the remainder of the season. The province is now also doing a weekly drought call with updates from around the region (see below), and this

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OBWB Drought Update #8

Dear Okanagan Local Governments and Water Purveyors, Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday for our drought workshop in Kelowna. It was terrific to have such a big turnout (90+ people), with such focused, constructive dialogue. The report for the

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OBWB Drought Update #7

Dear Okanagan Local Governments and Water Purveyors, This is just going to be a short update on Okanagan drought response, to an expanded list of people. Originally, this series began as an update for OBWB directors, fisheries managers, provincial partners,

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OBWB Drought Update #6

Dear Okanagan Local Governments and Water Purveyors, Bottom-line news As of today, the Okanagan Basin is officially in Drought Level 4.  There is no Level 5.  The government’s target is “Maximum reduction.” The provincial drought response plan is fairly high-level,

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  • Okanagan snow survey highlights

    Okanagan Snow Pack: 151% normal Streamflow: Extreme flow and flood levels Flood risk expected to remain elevated over next one to two weeks. Current advisories, Read more →

  • Update #3 – March 2017

    Okanagan snow packs are still slightly below average. As of March 22, the Mission Creek and Brenda Mines snow pillows were 80% of normal. All Read more →

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