Shuswap Lake Looks To Have Peaked At 25-Year Low

Shuswap Lake appears to have hit its high-level mark for 2019 over the weekend.

Bernhard Kramer with says the lake is done climbing "It's definitely peaked. There's not enough snow in the mountains anymore, at least not in the middle-range mountains to have any affect on the lake."

He calls it a 25-year low, just below levels seen back in 2005.

Kramer is now warning boaters to watch for hidden sandbanks "At Seymour Arm and Anstey Arm there are a couple of sandbanks to be careful of with the low water levels we have right now. It's still going down about an inch a day."

He says the Sicamous channel could also cause problems.

Kramer also notes that this continues a trend of the lake peaking earlier than all years prior to 2014.