Snow pack near normal levels

Summerland’s water supply is close to historic averages, based on the latest municipal snow pack figures.

Summerland’s water supply is close to historic averages, based on the latest municipal snow pack figures.

Shawn Hughes, water distribution chief operator for the municipality, said the snow pack at Summerland Reservoir had a water equivalent of 181 millimetres on March 1, when the latest reading was taken.

This is 88 per cent of the long-term average of 205 mm, based on data collected over 53 years.

At Isintok Lake, the water equivalent on March 1 was 151 mm, 99 per cent of the historic average of 153 mm. The historic average at Isintok is based on 49 years of data.

The majority of the snow pack for the winter has already fallen, he added.

Water from the melting snow provides Summerland’s water supply for the coming year.

 

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