LOW FLOOD RISK EVEN AFTER HUGE DUMPS OF SNOW ACROSS BC

There has been plenty of snow this winter, but that doesn’t mean it’s landing in all regions of the province.

Single day snowfall records were shattered from Vancouver Island to Sparwood over the last month, but across the province the snowpack is below average, according to figures from the B.C. River Forecast Centre.

Looking at the whole province were at about 79 per cent of normal.

Snow fell much more in populated centres and valleys than at the tops of mountains, resulting in lower snowpacks in much of the province.   

The South Coast, Lower Fraser and Nechako regions are the only areas of B.C. where the snowpack is relatively normal for this time of year, measured within 90 per cent of their respective seasonal averages. 

The lower snowpacks means that at this stage of the winter, the River Forecast Centre believes there is limited risk for any part of the province developing a seasonal flood risk. 

Storm arrived…Drivers, residents, urged to take care