Spring Flood Concerns

The newest snowpack figures from B.C's River Forecast Centre are out and there is concern about spring flooding.

The numbers for early March show that the average figure for B.C's overall snowpack is now 119% of normal, up 11% from last month. However in the Okanagan it is 141% of normal.

Forecasters also say only about 80 per cent of the seasonal snow has fallen, meaning the risk of flooding could increase in the next four to eight weeks.  The Centre says weather patterns during the snow melt play a critical role in whether or not we have flooding. Intense or prolonged rain and extreme temperatures are important factors. 

Silver Star announced this week it had already recorded its largest snowfall in 68 years - since it took measurements in 1950 and had another 7cm overnight Thursday.