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castanet.net 12 May, 2022 12:15 am

Okanagan Lake starts rising, delayed snowpack could be beneficial to have water peak during summer

Okanagan Lake starts rising, delayed snowpack could be beneficial to have water peak during summer
While Okanagan Lake still sits low, Penticton’s dam manager said it is in a better place than before, as he continues his focus on capturing as much water as possible.

The lake remains a little under 70 centimetres, or over two feet, below the full pool target level."If that forecast comes into being or, potentially, we could get less than that forecast, then we're gonna have a struggle getting the lake up to the full pool target," he said.Reimer said the levels are in a better position this year compared to last.So it's sticking around and getting to give us the ability to continue to fill the lake and a little bit later on into the summer," Reimer said.

While Okanagan Lake still sits low, Penticton’s dam manager said it is in a better place than before, as he continues his focus on capturing as much water as possible.So we probably won't be raising our outflows through the dam to the degree we thought we would, say even several weeks ago," Shaun Reimer, the Okanagan section head and Penticton dam manager said.

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