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Shuswap Lake: April 15, 2021  

Temperatures are to climb into the mid 20s this weekend, likely triggering an increased water flow in mountain creeks next week. Therefore, the Shuswap Lake level rise may start to accelerate as early as late next week. Snowpack, weather patterns, and current lake levels are still very similar to last year, thus indicating a similar rapid lake level rise and peak levels again this year.

Taking advantage of the warm weather, boat traffic on the lake is increasing rapidly and public beaches at Shuswap Lake and along the lower Shuswap River are well visited already. However, with daily new COVID cases still at all-time high, practicing social distancing and wearing a face mask remains most important at this time.

Mountain Snowpack: April 15, 2021  

Mountain temperatures are now above freezing even during nighttime which has triggered some snow melt of the top snow layers. The melt water is still being trapped in lower snow layers, slowly destabilizing the consistency of the sun exposed snowpack. As air temperatures continue to warm up this weekend, snow water could reach the mountain soil as soon as early next week and may lead to an increased water flow in many runoff creeks.

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Shuswap Lakewatch NEWS: Shuswap Lakewatch NEWS

Date Headline Topic
2021-04-05The 2021 runoff has startedSLW News
2021-04-04COVID-19 Update: BC case counts at new record highCOVID-19
2021-03-31Shuswap & Mara Lakes Decibel Coalition SocietyCommunity News
2021-03-20Job Posting: Caretaker Manager CoupleJob Posting


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

Update 2021-04-16: Updated snowpack database; now complete from 2003 to today. Selectable data tables will be available shortly...
Update 2021-04-16: Updated rivers, lakes, and temperatures database for graphs generation; added 2019 to graph generation option
Update 2021-04-15: Updated auto-generated river, lake, air temperature, and water temperature graphs for 2020 and 2021.
Update 2021-04-08: Updated the wildfire map; added selection box to show all 2019 and 2020 wildfires within the Shuswap watershed

 
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Last Lake Measurements
  Date: April 21, 2021
  Lake Level: 345.371 m 1133.11 ft.
  1-Day Change: 3.8 cm 1.5 in.
  Water Temp.: 8.9 °C 48 F
  Weather:
  Day Low: 3.6 °C 38 F
  Day High: 20.7 °C 69 F
  Next Update: April 22, 2021

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2021-04-21 BC Canada
New Cases 862 8,421
New Deaths 7 51
Total Cases 121,751 1,147,463
Total Deaths 1,546 23,763
* BC does not report COVID cases on weekends
 
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Shuswap Avalanche Danger Rating
Cool cloudy weather has made for generally safe avalanche conditions. Be careful around cornices and the isolated areas where the snowpack isn't capped by a thick crust.
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