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August 20, 2019: Shuswap Update
It has been a while since we updated our Shuswap commentary. There hasn't been much to report this year. The winter snowpack has been well below normal, reducing flood risk to zero, and allowed lake levels to peak at a near record low. After 2 summers of horrendous BC wildfires causing dense smoke over the Shuswap, response times and fire fighting has become significantly more efficient and effective. There has been a few fires in the Shuswap this year but most have been extinguished quickly before getting out of control. Two years of dense smoke have certainly impacted early tourism throughout the Shuswap; however, boating on Shuswap lake started to become more busy in July. There are still plenty of boats out on the water but, overall, the main season has passed and tourism is noticeably slowing down. Nevertheless, public beaches around Shuswap Lake and Shuswap River have been well visited and remain quite busy as of today. The low lake levels allowed the water to warm up to well over 20C; perfect for a quick, refreshing swim and for children to play at the beach. Those ideal conditions are expected to continue for a few more weeks and offer lots of time to join the crowd and try out some water toys. However, not all was perfect this year. Some beaches near Salmon Arm had to be temporarily closed because of poor water quality; a side effects of warm water and reduced water flow at some places.

 Lake Measurements
  Date: September 20, 2019
  Lake Level: 345.785 m 1134.47 ft.
  1-Day Change: -0.2 cm -0.1 in.
  Water Temp.: 18.3 °C 65 F
  Day Low: 16.3 °C 61 F
  Day High: 22.3 °C 72 F
  Next Update: September 21, 2019

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