Large snowpacks, early melt mean uncertain forecast

April 20, 2016 – Osoyoos Times

With warm temperatures this spring, snowpack is melting faster than usual, but this year there’s more snow than last year at higher elevations.

All that adds up to uncertainty among the experts as they try to forecast the possibility of floods, droughts and wildfires later this spring and into the summer.

At a webinar hosted last Friday by the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB), provincial and federal government experts discussed weather trends, snowmelt, river and lake flows, groundwater supply and fire preparedness.

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