Flood Forecast : Early Melt
The recent warm, dry weather has significantly reduced the Okanagan snowpack.
Dave Campbell at the BC River Forecast Centre says due to the early melt, the snowpack in the Okanagan is 72-percent of normal, which eases flood fears from the spring run-off. Campbell says the wildcard is still how much rain we get this spring. He says if there is more than normal rain, we could see flooding, but right now, the spring melt is about a month early. Last year at this time, the snowpack was 152-percent of normal.
Campbell says right now there are concerns we could be headed into a drought year.