Snowpacks above normal around the Kootenay Boundary, and province wide

It's only one factor, but officials will be keeping an eye on snowpacks when it comes to potential spring flooding around the province.

The April 1st snowpack shows an above normal snowpack throughout

BC River Forecast Centre Hydrologist Jonathan Boyd says in our region, snowpacks are highest in the Boundary, where they're 149 percent of normal.

Upper Columbia is lower at 110-percent of normal, and the West Kootenay is 127 percent of normal.

That's similar to last year, and 2012 with the potential for snowpacks to continue to grow this month.

While snowpacks are high, Boyd says it's only one element of seasonal flood risk, and weather patterns play a critical role in whether we'll see flooding locally.