June 24, 2020
In our post on June 21st we reported that Shuswap Lake levels would remain near the current level (349.02 m) over the next week and then start to decline slowly at the end of June. The forecasts on June 22 and 23 reinforced the June 21st prediction. However, todays 10 day forecast from the Provincial River Forecast Centre indicates that South Thompson River discharges will remain near current levels until June 28th and then increase on the 29th and 30th before starting to decrease steadily in the first few days of July. This means that we can expect an increase in the level of Shuswap Lake of 0.16 m (0.52 feet) early next week followed by a decline of 0.1m (.33 feet) by the July long weekend.
SWOA will continue to monitor the predictions from the River Forecast Centre as they are released over the next week and will provide an update if there is a change in the forecasted lake levels..
Lake levels can be viewed by clicking here.