Snowpack – We are not out of the woods yet.

B.C. snowpack reaches record low for May

Snow in B.C. has melted early and quickly this spring, leaving a record-low amount of snowpack on B.C. mountains for May. Many regions have snow levels less than half of normal for this time of year, according to the latest bulletin from the River Forecast Centre, released this week. The provincial average is 53 per cent of normal — the lowest level since 1980 when record-keeping began…. Overall, conditions as of May 1 look more like June 1 — meaning snow is disappearing three or four weeks early, the report said. It’s largely gone from low and mid-elevations already. Lisa Johnson reports. (CBC)

See also: Specialist: Rapid melt of Olympic snowpack could prompt water worries in late summer Arwyn Rice reports. (Peninsula Daily News)

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