Thursday, May 13, 2010

Duteau Creek water supply report.

Above is the latest information on the Duteau Creek Reservoir levels. The news is bad, we are way below previously recorded lows. Even worse, most of the snow has already melted and unless we have major rain events there is not much chance of the reservoir filling up this year.

The upper lake levels are indicators of water supply for the Valley bottom lakes, such as Kalamalka and Okanagan Lakes. As the water is used up from Kalamalka Lake there is no reserves coming to replace it. Thus, disregard calls for eliminating stage 3 restrictions; we all must save as much water as possible until resupply potentials improve.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

80 percent of Kal water comes from Silver Star, which has an adequate snowpack still. They just opened up Soveriegn lakes last week again. It is in no way connected to the Duteau system, which drains into the Shuswap River, not Okanagan lake.

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