Snow pack levels in Summerland this year are considerably higher than they were at the same time a year ago.
According to the most recent snow measurements, taken on Feb. 1, the snow pack is above normal levels at Summerland Reservoir and at Isintok Lake.
At Summerland Reservoir, a snow depth of 790 millimetres was recorded. This is the equivalent of 199 millimetres of water, higher than the historical average water equivalent of 169 millimetres, based on 57 years of measurements.
The snow pack is at 118 per cent of the historical average.
January’s snow pack at Summerland Reservoir was also above average, with a snow depth of 580 millimetres, or the equivalent of 110 millimetres of water. This is 101 per cent of the historical average.
At Isintok Lake, a snow depth of 520 millimetres, or the equivalent of 126 millimetres of water was recorded on Feb. 1. This is 104 per cent of the historical average for the site.
The historical average water equivalent is 121 millimetres of water at Isintok Lake on Feb. 1.
On Jan. 1, the snow pack at Isintok Lake was considerably lower, with 390 millimetres recorded. this is the equivalent of 60 millimetres of water, or 75 per cent of the historical average, measured over 56 years.
A year ago, snow pack levels at both reservoirs were considerably lower than average.
Measurements taken on Feb. 1, 2019 showed the Summerland Reservoir snow pack was 81 per cent of the historical average, while the Isintok Lake snow pack was at 55 per cent of the historical average.
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