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Shuswap Lake levels and temperatures are recorded daily between 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
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Shuswap Lake: April 26, 2021  

Shuswap Lake levels are currently rising at a rate of roughly 1 inch per day, bringing the total level increase for this runoff season to 41.8 cm (16.5 in) so far. Overnight mountain temperatures are still in the freezing range, slowing down the snow melt at this time. However, with some potential rain periods or showers in the near forecast, the daily lake level rise could start to accelerate as early as mid next week. The mountain snowpack is now a bit lower than last year and first estimates suggest that Shuswap Lake is unlikely to reach peak levels close to last year. Weather conditions in late May will become a main factor again this year.

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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


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: May 06, 2021
  Lake Level: 345.985 m 1135.12 ft.
  1-Day Change: 0.4 cm 0.2 in.
  Water Temp.: 9.4 °C 49 F
  Weather:
  Day Low: 10.7 °C 51 F
  Day High: 20.7 °C 69 F
  Next Update: May 07, 2021

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2021-05-06 BC Canada
New Cases 694 7,981
New Deaths 1 39
Total Cases 133,619 1,265,320
Total Deaths 1,595 24,489
* BC does not report COVID cases on weekends
 
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Shuswap Avalanche Danger Rating
Generally safe avalanche conditions this weekend may deteriorate into next week. Re-evaluate avalanche danger and ease into terrain cautiously after any big changes in the weather. This is the last forecast for the season.
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