Summerland reservoirs continue to spill

Summerland’s reservoirs are still filled and overflowing as the Thirsk Dam continues to spill.

Summerland’s reservoirs are still filled and overflowing as the Thirsk Dam continues to spill.

Shawn Hughes, water distribution chief operator for the municipality, said the reservoir normally continues to spill until mid to late July, but from 2000 to 2009, the reservoir stopped spilling in late June or early July.

In spring, melting snow fills a series of reservoirs for the community.

Once the reservoirs stop spilling, the water remaining is all that is available for the community for the rest of the year.

In 2011, the reservoirs stopped spilling on July 31 and in 2012, the spill date was July 14.

Hughes said he is expecting a normal year for the community’s water supply this year.

 

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