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May 02, 2016: Weekly Commentary
Cooler but dry weather has allowed some of the snow water to slowly drain away into creeks, rivers, and lake. The daily lake level increase has now slowed down to about an inch and the water flow in rivers has noticeably dropped as well.
There have been some spill-over into farmland along the lower Salmon River and Shuswap River but in most areas the standing water has started to dry out. A couple of days near 30C have pushed the waterflow in the watershed almost to its limits. The sudden, hot spring has quickly melted the snowpack in lower and higher elevations simultaneously, a pattern which has no comparison to the past 20 years. In normal years the snow is melting gradually from lower mountains into high elevations.
Medium range mountains still show lots of patches of snow, mostly at the north side of the slope. The high-elevation snowpack has been reduced to about 5 feet, which is well below average but above last year's snowpack for this time of the year. However, the Shuswap Lake level is currently about 4 feet above last year and a month ahead of time. This indicates that, with unusual hot weather expected to continue, this year's peak levels may reach into the mid 348 metres as early as the end of this month. Due to this year's reduced runoff time-span, rivers may likely raise to spill levels again by mid of this month.
By mid of this week air temperatures will drop a bit and there is a high chance of rain or rain showers. However, sunny and hot weather in the lower 30C will return and last throughout the weekend. Don't forget bringing sunscreen and sufficient fluids for your boating trips of longer walks in the sun.

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Last Lake Measurements
  Date: May 02, 2016
  Lake Level: 347.416 m 1139.82 ft.
  1-Day Change: 2.2 cm 0.9 in.
  Water Temp.: 16.1 °C 61 F
  Day Low: 8.5 °C 47 F
  Day High: 30.0 °C 86 F
  Next Update: May 03, 2016
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