OKANAGAN REMAINS IN DROUGHT LEVEL 1 BUT HOT, DRY SUMMER EXPECTED
The B.C. Government has elevated most basins in the province to a Level 2 drought rating, but the Okanagan remains in Level 1 based on current water supply.
That said, it is expected that we will experience another year of extremes in the Okanagan valley. We had record-setting snow packs this winter, but they melted quickly in May and early June due to hot weather. Although the weather has been cooler this week, forecast is for above-normal temperatures this summer.