Flood Forecast

After 2 years of serious flooding we could be looking at a drought.

Uneven melting on Okanagan mountains has reduced the risk of flooding according to the head of the BC River Forecast Centre, Dave Campbell.

Campbell says, "We've definitely seeing a real split between the mid elevation snowpack which is well below normal and for the most part melted out, compared to the upper elevation, which we're just really starting to see the signs that we're starting to get melt up at the upper elevation so there is a really strong contrast between the mid elevation and the higher elevation sites"

The forecaster says the biggest flood risk now is heavy rainfall, which is much harder to forecast.

There will be a lot of melting in the next few days, Environment Canada says by Saturday it will be sunny with a high of 30 degrees in Vernon.