Reservoirs stop spilling

Summerland’s reservoirs have now stopped spilling, although this year’s dates are considerably later than in past years.

Summerland’s reservoirs have now stopped spilling, although this year’s dates are considerably later than in past years.

Scott Lee, water operations manager for the municipality, said Thirsk Lake stopped spilling on July 29 while Garnett Lake stopped spilling on July 31.

These dates are three to four weeks later than normal.

The last time Summerland’s reservoirs have stopped spilling this late in the summer was in 1998, when they stopped on Aug. 5.

Since 2000, water storage dates have been in late June and early July, although in the 1970s and 1980s, the reservoirs often stopped spilling in late July or in August.

Lee said the wet spring has also reduced demand at the water treatment plant.

Last year, the treatment plant treated 2,000 megalitres of water in July alone.

This year, the figure for that month had dropped to 1,500 megalitres.

“This is a good year for water,” Lee said.

“People aren’t watering to the extent they did in other years.”

 

 

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