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April 23, 2019: Shuswap Runoff Update
Shuswap Lake levels have been consistently rising about 2in per day since the beginning of April. Since the beginning of the runoff on March 21st, lake levels have increased over 83cm (33in) as of today while bringing the lake from near record low to just where it should be for this time of the year. The recent rain and rain showers had only a minor impact on the lake.
The mid-range mountain snowpack has lost lots of snow in the early stage of the runoff, whereas the snow depth in the high mountains remained nearly unchanged during the past few weeks. The recent few days of snowfall haven't been sufficient to increase the snowpack. As of today, the mid and high elevation snowpack remains between 80cm and 140cm (31in to 55in) lower than during the last two years.
The long-term forecast predicts moderate temperatures and occasional rain showers over the next few weeks which may still slightly increase the snowpack in higher elevations. However, the mid-range snowpack, the main contributing factor for driving up lake and river levels, is likely not to grow much deeper anymore this year. Therefore, the lake level rise may remain slow for for some time before finishing off in a quicker and short level burst by mid May. The Shuswap Lake can be expected to peak earlier this year and well below peak levels of the past few years.
Watch out for hidden sandbanks when approaching the shoreline.


 
 Lake Measurements
  Date: April 24, 2019
  Lake Level: 345.749 m 1134.35 ft.
  1-Day Change: 2.5 cm 1 in.
  Water Temp.: 6.7 °C 44 F
  Weather:
  Day Low: 5.9 °C 43 F
  Day High: 20.8 °C 69 F
  Next Update: April 25, 2019


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