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Shuswap Lake levels and temperatures are recorded daily between 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
This web site, including river, snowpack, and all other information, is updated daily between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM.

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Shuswap Lake: September 19, 2021  

All remaining active wildfires in the Shuswap watershed are classified as under control - meaning: the fires are as good as out. Recent rain showers and colder temperatures have successfully prevented any further fire activity in the area and finally bringing the awful fire season to an end. The campfire ban has also been lifted last week, only leaving the "Open Fire" ban in place until mid October.
Lake levels have been unusually low lately but slightly increased over the past 2 days due to the local rainfall. Watch out for hidden sandbanks close below the lake surface; especially close to the shoreline. Surface water temperatures now have also dropped into the 17°C range. There are still a few boats in the water but most public beaches are now empty. Seasonal businesses already preparing for the winter shut-down.

Mountain Snowpack: October 10, 2021  

Up-to-date mountain temperatures and snowpack information are now available again on this site. However, the daily obtained snowpack and water equivalent records are still partially screwed up and have been corrected to the best of our ability. Nevertheless, some values might be slightly off at this time and thus should be considered as an informative estimate only. The mountain snow dashboard and related graphs are now up-to-date and will be updated daily.

Mountain temperatures are steadily in the sub-zero range and snow has started to accumulate in altitudes of 1,600m (5,200 ft) and above. A closed snow cover has been visually observed and confirmed today at Celista Mountain and the Hunters Range. Winter has certainly started in the mountains and some alpine sledding might become possible as soon as the end of this month.

Shuswap Mountains Sledding Trails, Cabins, Parking, etc. (First Draft: Eagle Valley; more to come soon)

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Shuswap Lakewatch NEWS: Shuswap Lakewatch NEWS

Date Headline Topic
2021-07-20Wildfire near SicamousWildfire
2021-06-13First 2021 Shuswap Lake Level Peak RecordedSLW News
2021-05-272021 Runoff Report - May EditionSLW News
2021-04-05The 2021 runoff has startedSLW News
2021-04-04COVID-19 Update: BC case counts at new record highCOVID-19

What's new on October 11, 2021  

Update 2021-10-11:
- Updated and added mountain temperatures dashboard
- Added link to dashboard menus to switch between snowpack and temperature dashboard
- Updated main menu to include both mountain dashboards

Update 2021-10-10:
- Replaced mountain temperature dashboard with snowpack dashboard
- Updated all 2021 snowpack tables and graphs

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Last Lake Measurements
  Date: October 20, 2021
  Lake Level: 345.348 m 1133.03 ft.
  1-Day Change: -0.7 cm -0.3 in.
  Water Temp.: 8.3 °C 47 F
  Day Low: 3.0 °C 37 F
  Day High: 9.5 °C 49 F
  Next Update: October 21, 2021

COVID-19 Information Dashboards
Province (BC) Canada World

Updated daily after 7:00pm
2021-10-20 BC Canada
New Cases 696 2,642
New Deaths 6 41
Total Cases 199,534 1,690,258
Total Deaths 2,092 28,644
* BC does not report COVID cases on weekends
BC Bans and Restrictions

Lake, Weather, and Flood Warnings

No current weather warnings in effect.

Shuswap Wildfire Watch   (Active Fires: 9)

Fire Status Count Area (HA)
Under Control:9100,815.00

2021-07-13...: Falkland
White Rock Lake, burning into the Falkland area
Size: 83,342.00 HA           (Under Control)
2021-07-22...: Sugar Lake
Spectrum Creek, 8 km north-east of Sugar Lake
Size: 160.00 HA           (Under Control)
2021-07-20...: Sicamous
Wiseman Creek, Hwy 97A, 2 km south of Sicamous
Size: 2,499.00 HA           (Under Control)
2021-07-14...: Three Valley Lake
Wap Creek, 7 km south-east of Three Valley Lake
Size: 682.00 HA           (Under Control)
2021-07-10...: Shuswap Lake
Crazy Creek Gorge FSR, 5 km east of Shuswap Lake (Anstey Arm)
Size: 4,359.00 HA           (Under Control)
2021-07-09...: Shuswap Lake
1 km south of Hunakwa Lake
Size: 3,355.00 HA           (Under Control)
2021-07-09...: Sugar Lake
Star Creek, 7.5 km north of Sugar Lake
Size: 1,265.00 HA           (Under Control)
2021-07-09...: Queest, Eagle Pass
Bews Creek, 6 km north of Highway #1
Size: 420.00 HA           (Under Control)
2021-07-07...: Mabel Lake
Bunting Rd, 7 km south-east of Kingfisher
Size: 4,733.00 HA           (Under Control)

Fire Bans and Restrictions

All Shuswap fire bans and restrictions have ended.
Campfires, barrel burning, and open fires are allowed.

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