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Shuswap Lake: September 19, 2021  

All remaining xx active wildfires in the Shuswap watershed are classified as under control - meaning: the fires are as good as out. Recent rain showers and colder temperatures have successfully prevented any further fire activity in the area and finally bringing the awful fire season to an end. The campfire ban has also been lifted last week, only leaving the "Open Fire" ban in place until mid October.
Lake levels have been unusually low lately but slightly increased over the past 2 days due to the local rainfall. Watch out for hidden sandbanks close below the lake surface; especially close to the shoreline. Surface water temperatures now have also dropped into the 17°C range. There are still a few boats in the water but most public beaches are now empty. Seasonal businesses already preparing for the winter shut-down.

Mountain Snowpack: September 19, 2021  

Mountain temperatures have dropped below freezing again, turning some overnight rain showers into a first light snowfall in higher elevations; especially in the Hunters Range and Celista Mountain. However, most of the snow was gone before noon but, as the rocky mountain soil is cooling down rapidly, snow in high altitudes is sure to stay very shortly.
As of October 1st the snowpack dashboard will be switched to show mountain snow levels again.

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Shuswap Lakewatch NEWS: Shuswap Lakewatch NEWS

Date Headline Topic
2021-07-20Wildfire near SicamousWildfire
2021-06-13First 2021 Shuswap Lake Level Peak RecordedSLW News
2021-05-272021 Runoff Report - May EditionSLW News
2021-04-05The 2021 runoff has startedSLW News
2021-04-04COVID-19 Update: BC case counts at new record highCOVID-19


What's new on shuswaplakewatch.com: August 16, 2021  

Update 2021-08-16:
- Updated SLW Wildfire Map; now showing fires by classification

Update 2021-08-02:
- Reduced icon size on wildfire map
- Changed icon for all extinguished fires

 
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Last Lake Measurements
  Date: September 19, 2021
  Lake Level: 345.311 m 1132.91 ft.
  1-Day Change: 0.5 cm 0.2 in.
  Water Temp.: 17.8 °C 64 F
  Weather:
  Day Low: 6.1 °C 43 F
  Day High: 17.3 °C 63 F
  Next Update: September 20, 2021

COVID-19 Information Dashboards
Province (BC) Canada World

Updated daily after 7:00pm
2021-09-17 BC Canada
New Cases 768 5,096
New Deaths 11 45
Total Cases 177,954 1,569,186
Total Deaths 1,888 27,370
* BC does not report COVID cases on weekends
 
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Lake, Weather, and Flood Warnings
SICAMOUS WEATHER
 

No current weather warnings in effect.


Shuswap Wildfire Watch   (Active Fires: 18)

Fire Status Count Area (HA)
Being Held:183,342.00
Under Control:1719,719.02

2021-09-16...: Adams River
Squilax-Anglemont Rd, 3 km north-west of Shuswap Lake
Size: 0.01 HA           (Under Control)
2021-09-16...: Chase
4 km west of Chase
Size: 0.01 HA           (Under Control)
2021-08-12...: Hunters Range
5 km west of Hunters Creek, 15 km south-east of Sicamous
Size: 1.00 HA           (Under Control)
2021-07-13...: Falkland
White Rock Lake, burning into the Falkland area
Size: 83,342.00 HA           (Being Held)
2021-07-27...: Sugar Lake
Lower Nelson FSR, 12 km north of Sugar Lake
Size: 117.00 HA           (Under Control)
2021-07-22...: Sugar Lake
Hobson Peak, 20 km north-east of Sugar Lake
Size: 1,122.00 HA           (Under Control)
2021-07-22...: Sugar Lake
Vigue Creek, 25 km north-east of Sugar Lake
Size: 462.00 HA           (Under Control)
2021-07-22...: Sugar Lake
Spectrum Creek, 8 km north-east of Sugar Lake
Size: 160.00 HA           (Under Control)
2021-07-22...: Sugar Lake
Sugar Lake FSR, 25 km north of Sugar Lake
Size: 101.00 HA           (Under Control)
2021-07-20...: Adams Lake
5 km south-east of Pisima Lake, 11 km east of Adams Lake
Size: 10.00 HA           (Under Control)
2021-07-20...: Sicamous
Wiseman Creek, Hwy 97A, 2 km south of Sicamous
Size: 2,499.00 HA           (Under Control)
2021-07-14...: Three Valley Lake
Wap Creek, 7 km south-east of Three Valley Lake
Size: 682.00 HA           (Under Control)
2021-07-11...: Three Valley Lake
1 km north of Three Valley Lake, 17 km west of Revelstoke
Size: 433.00 HA           (Under Control)
2021-07-10...: Shuswap Lake
Crazy Creek Gorge FSR, 5 km east of Shuswap Lake (Anstey Arm)
Size: 4,359.00 HA           (Under Control)
2021-07-09...: Shuswap Lake
1 km south of Hunakwa Lake
Size: 3,355.00 HA           (Under Control)
2021-07-09...: Sugar Lake
Star Creek, 7.5 km north of Sugar Lake
Size: 1,265.00 HA           (Under Control)
2021-07-09...: Queest, Eagle Pass
Bews Creek, 6 km north of Highway #1
Size: 420.00 HA           (Under Control)
2021-07-07...: Mabel Lake
Bunting Rd, 7 km south-east of Kingfisher
Size: 4,733.00 HA           (Under Control)



Active Fire Restrictions

Open Fire Ban:
Effective from June 11 to October 15, 2021

Campfire Ban:
*** Ended ***


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