Snow pack measurements remain lower than normal

Measurements taken March 1 at Isintok Lake and Summerland Reservoir

The snow pack has increased at Summerland’s two measurement sites, but the amount is still well below normal levels.

The latest measurements were taken March 1 at the Summerland Reservoir and Isintok Lake.

At the Summerland Reservoir, the snow depth is 780 millimetres, or the equivalent of 171 millimetres of water.

This is 82 per cent of the historical average of 209 millimetres for this time of the year. The measurements have been collected for 56 years.

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At Isintok Lake, the snow depth is 510 millimetres, or the equivalent of 92 millimetres of water.

This is 60 per cent of the historical average of 153 millimetres, based on measurements taken for 55 years.

At Summerland Reservoir, the measurements so far this year have been close to the 2017 snow pack measurements, while at Isintok Lake, the snow pack is lower than in any recent year.

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