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June 17, 2018: Shuswap Lake Update - Hot Weather and Thunderstorms Predicted

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Shuswap Lake levels are steadily dropping at a rate of just under 2 inches per day. Most spill-over area have released the water back into rivers and lake and slowly starting to dry out. All floodwater at the Sicamous beach and railroad underpass is gone and more sandy spot keep popping up by the day. Water flow in most lake-near creeks has significantly decreased and Shuswap River has started to shrink back to its original width.
All snow on Celista Mountain is gone. Some snow remains on Park Mountain and Hunter's Range but is mostly concentrated on sun-protected slopes and areas. Therefore, the 2018 runoff is over.

The Environment Canada Weather Office has released a special weather statement for the Shuswap, predicting some very hot days in the first half of the week with temperatures possibly reaching up to 35C. Boaters should carry sun protection and sufficient drinking water on day trips, also keeping a watching eye on children and the elderly for signs of heat exhaustion. Take a refreshing break on one of the nice beaches in the shade.
There is also a risk of thunderstorms with potentially heavy rain showers in the second half of the week. Be aware that such sudden weather changes are always accompanied by strong winds and nasty wind gusts which can create dangerously high waves on the open lake all of a sudden. Boaters should stay close to the shoreline or seek a sheltered bay and wait out the wind before attempting to rush back to the launching point.

I will be away for a few days; therefore, the next update to this web site will be next Wednesday evening. Stay safe and have fun on the Shuswap Lake.
Notice to lakefront landowners regarding record-keeping prior to flood event:
After a sudden change in a natural boundary fronting a lake or river, re-establishing the lost property boundary can be extremely difficult without recent photographs. At this time of year, Browne Johnson Land Surveyors recommends that owners take and store several photographs of their foreshore and beach, as many as necessary to show the entire length of the property. Simply possessing these photographs can make any future negotiations with the Crown simpler and less costly.
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Last Lake Measurements
  Date: June 17, 2018
  Lake Level: 348.192 m 1142.36 ft.
  1-Day Change: -4.1 cm -1.6 in.
  Water Temp.: 13.9 °C 57 F
  Day Low: 12.4 °C 54 F
  Day High: 32.2 °C 90 F
  Next Update: June 18, 2018

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Special Weather Statement
Expect a new heatwave reaching up to 35C in the first half of the week, followed by potential thunderstorms and heavy rain showers in the second half of the week. A special weather statement has been issued. Mor more info click "Weather Warnings" on the left.
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