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Okanagan Lake levels for 2018: We are now below full pool

UPDATE: June 29, 2018 @ 6:40 a.m.

Over the last 24 hours, Okanagan Lake saw a 1.6 centimetre decrease and we are finally below the full pool target set by the BC Ministry. The level is now at 342.476 metres, 0.004 m (0.16 inches) below full pool and 0.775 m (2.54 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

This wraps up our coverage for Okanagan Lake this flood season. We have appreciated all the feedback and please let us know how we can improve or better serve the community for important issues such as this.

If you would like to send feedback you can send an email to news@KelownaNow.com or you can click here to reach our feedback form.

Outflows from the lake into Okanagan River have been lowered to 53.3 cubic metres per second, which is below the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

Snowpack reporting has been completed for the season as probes are now reporting 0.00.

Peak levels were reached this year on May 29th at 342.686 metres as compared to the historic 2017 peak flood level of 343.251 metres reached on June 9, 2017. The May 29th level was 0.206 metres (8.1 inches) over full pool and 0.565 m (1.85 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 set on June 9, 2017.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 29, 2018.

Graph: Okanagan Lake levels from Jan 1, 2017 to June 29, 2018

For comparison - Last year on June 29, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake recorded a 1.5 centimetre decrease, the level dropped to 343.05 metres. (June 9th was the last increase for the flooding of Okanagan Lake for 2017)

Outflows from the lake to Okanagan River were at 77.2 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 0.00 cm.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story and the final countdown to a green light.

UPDATE: June 28, 2018 @ 6:40 a.m. - Pumping the brakes on outflows as we near full pool

We will likely reach full pool sometime today or at least by tomorrow morning. The graph below shows the outflows at Penticton being reduced in the past 24 hours as we near the full pool target.

Over the last 24 hours, Okanagan Lake saw a 0.6 centimetre decrease. The level is now at 342.492 metres, 0.012 m (0.47 inches) over full pool and 0.759 m (2.49 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows from the lake into Okanagan River have been lowered to 57.1 cubic metres per second, which is just below the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

Snowpack reporting has been completed for the season as probes are now reporting 0.00.

Peak levels were reached this year on May 29th at 342.686 metres as compared to the historic 2017 peak flood level of 343.251 metres reached on June 9, 2017. The May 29th level was 0.206 metres (8.1 inches) over full pool and 0.565 m (1.85 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 set on June 9, 2017.


Graph: Real-Time Hydrometric Data Graph for OKANAGAN RIVER AT PENTICTON - Date range March to June 28, 2018

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 28, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on June 28, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake recorded a 2.2 centimetre decrease, the level dropped to 343.065 metres. (June 9th was the last increase for the flooding of Okanagan Lake for 2017)

Outflows from the lake to Okanagan River were at 77.2 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 0.00 cm.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story and the final countdown to a green light.

UPDATE: June 27, 2018 @ 6:40 a.m.

Over the last 24 hours, Okanagan Lake saw a 1 centimetre decrease. The level is now at 342.498 metres, 0.018 m (0.7 inches) over full pool and 0.753 m (2.47 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows from the lake into Okanagan River continue at 63.5 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

Snowpack reporting has been completed for the season as probes are now reporting 0.00.

Peak levels were reached this year on May 29th at 342.686 metres as compared to the historic 2017 peak flood level of 343.251 metres reached on June 9, 2017. The May 29th level was 0.206 metres (8.1 inches) over full pool and 0.565 m (1.85 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 set on June 9, 2017.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 27, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on June 27, 2017: We're oh so close

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake recorded a 1.1 centimetre decrease, the level dropped to 343.087 metres. (June 9th was the last increase for the flooding of Okanagan Lake for 2017)

Outflows from the lake to Okanagan River were at 77.1 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 0.00 cm.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story and the final countdown to a green light.

UPDATE: June 26, 2018 @ 6:40 a.m. One inch to the full pool target

Rainfall from Monday's storm has affected the speed of the decline for Tuesday's numbers, but we should reach the full pool target in the next couple of days. We continue to appreciate any and all feedback for our flood coverage. If you would like to send feedback you can send an email to news@KelownaNow.com or you can click here to reach our feedback form.

Over the last 24 hours, Okanagan Lake saw a 0.3 centimetre decrease. The level is now at 342.508 metres, 0.028 m (1.10 inches) over full pool and 0.743 m (2.44 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows from the lake into Okanagan River continue at 63.3 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

Snowpack reporting has been completed for the season as probes are now reporting 0.00.

Peak levels were reached this year on May 29th at 342.686 metres as compared to the historic 2017 peak flood level of 343.251 metres reached on June 9, 2017. The May 29th level was 0.206 metres (8.1 inches) over full pool and 0.565 m (1.85 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 set on June 9, 2017.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 26, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on June 26, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake recorded a 1.0 centimetre decrease, the level dropped to 343.098 metres. (June 9th was the last increase for the flooding of Okanagan Lake for 2017)

Outflows from the lake to Okanagan River were at 77.4 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 0.00 cm.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story and the final countdown to a green light.

UPDATE: June 25, 2018 @ 6:40 a.m.

After last night's storm, check your boats as some may have slipped from their moorage like the one in the picture.

We did see a decrease in lake levels overnight and are likely a day or two away from the full pool target and the discontinuation of flood coverage for the year. We may see a small rise tomorrow morning from the heavy rains as they enter the lake from the higher elevations.

Over the last 24 hours, Okanagan Lake saw a 2.2 centimetre decrease. The level is now at 342.533 metres, 0.031 m (1.22 inches) over full pool and 0.74 m (2.43 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows from the lake into Okanagan River continue at 64.1 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

Snowpack reporting has been completed for the season as probes are now reporting 0.00.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 8.00 cubic metres per second.

Peak levels were reached this year on May 29th at 342.686 metres as compared to the historic 2017 peak flood level of 343.251 metres reached on June 9, 2017. The May 29th level was 0.206 metres (8.1 inches) over full pool and 0.565 m (1.85 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 set on June 9, 2017.

If you would like to send feedback you can send an email to news@KelownaNow.com or you can click here to reach our feedback form.

We will continue coverage until we reach the full pool target.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 25, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on June 25, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake recorded a 1.5 centimetre decrease, the level dropped to 343.108 metres. (June 9th was the last increase for the flooding of Okanagan Lake for 2017)

Outflows from the lake to Okanagan River were at 76.1 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 0.00 cm.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story and the final countdown to a green light.

UPDATE: June 24, 2018 @ 6:40 a.m. A couple of inches to go

Over the last 24 hours, Okanagan Lake saw a 1.4 centimetre decrease. The level is now at 342.533 metres, 0.053 m (2.08 inches) over full pool and 0.718 m (2.355 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows from the lake into Okanagan River continue at 63.9 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

Snowpack reporting has been completed for the season as probes are now reporting 0.00.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 8.00 cubic metres per second.

Peak levels were reached this year on May 29th at 342.686 metres as compared to the historic 2017 peak flood level of 343.251 metres reached on June 9, 2017. The May 29th level was 0.206 metres (8.1 inches) over full pool and 0.565 m (1.85 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 set on June 9, 2017.

If you would like to send feedback you can send an email to news@KelownaNow.com or you can click here to reach our feedback form.

We will continue coverage until we reach the full pool target.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 24, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on June 24, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake recorded a 1.7 centimetre decrease, the level dropped to 343.123 metres. (June 9th was the last increase for the flooding of Okanagan Lake for 2017)

Outflows from the lake to Okanagan River were at 76.2 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 0.00 cm.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story and the final countdown to a green light.

UPDATE: June 23, 2018 @ 6:40 a.m. Rainfall causes small increase to lake level

The recent rainfall has brought a pause in the slow but steady decline in lake levels. Winds were forecast to be strong yesterday, but winds should be relatively calm today.

Over the last 24 hours, Okanagan Lake saw a 0.3 centimetre increase. The level is now at 342.547 metres, 0.067 m (2.63 inches) over full pool and 0.707 m (2.32 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows from the lake into Okanagan River continue at 63.9 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

Snowpack reporting has been completed for the season as probes are now reporting 0.00.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 8.91 cubic metres per second.

Peak levels were reached this year on May 29th at 342.686 metres as compared to the historic 2017 peak flood level of 343.251 metres reached on June 9, 2017. The May 29th level was 0.206 metres (8.1 inches) over full pool and 0.565 m (1.85 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 set on June 9, 2017.

If you would like to send feedback you can send an email to news@KelownaNow.com or you can click here to reach our feedback form.

We will continue coverage until we reach the full pool target.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 23, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on June 23, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake recorded a 0.7 centimetre decrease, the level dropped to 343.140 metres. (June 9th was the last increase for the flooding of Okanagan Lake for 2017)

Outflows from the lake to Okanagan River were at 76.5 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 0.00 cm.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story and the final countdown to a green light.

UPDATE: June 22, 2018 @ 6:40 a.m. Almost there

Over the last 24 hours, Okanagan Lake saw a 0.8 centimetre decrease. The level is now at 342.544 metres, 0.064 m (2.51 inches) over full pool and 0.707 m (2.32 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows from the lake into Okanagan River continue at 64.0 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

Snowpack reporting has been completed for the season as probes are now reporting 0.00.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 9.99 cubic metres per second.

Peak levels were reached this year on May 29th at 342.686 metres as compared to the historic 2017 peak flood level of 343.251 metres reached on June 9, 2017. The May 29th level was 0.206 metres (8.1 inches) over full pool and 0.565 m (1.85 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 set on June 9, 2017.

If you would like to send feedback you can send an email to news@KelownaNow.com or you can click here to reach our feedback form.

We will continue coverage until we reach the full pool target.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 22, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on June 22, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake recorded a 1.5 centimetre decrease, the level dropped to 343.147 metres. (June 9th was the last increase for the flooding of Okanagan Lake for 2017)

Outflows from the lake to Okanagan River were at 76.7 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 0.00 cm.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story and the final countdown to a green light.

UPDATE: June 21, 2018 @ 6:40 a.m.

Over the last 24 hours, Okanagan Lake saw a 0.9 centimetre decrease. The level is now at 342.552 metres, 0.072 m (2.83 inches) over full pool and 0.699 m (2.30 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows from the lake into Okanagan River continue at 63.8 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

Snowpack reporting has been completed for the season as probes are now reporting 0.00.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 10.7 cubic metres per second.

Peak levels were reached this year on May 29th at 342.686 metres as compared to the historic 2017 peak flood level of 343.251 metres reached on June 9, 2017. The May 29th level was 0.206 metres (8.1 inches) over full pool and 0.565 m (1.85 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 set on June 9, 2017.

If you would like to send feedback you can send an email to news@KelownaNow.com or you can click here to reach our feedback form.

We will continue coverage until we reach the full pool target.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 21, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on June 21, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake recorded a 1.5 centimetre decrease, the level dropped to 343.162 metres. (June 9th was the last increase for the flooding of Okanagan Lake for 2017)

Outflows from the lake to Okanagan River were at 77.2 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 0.00 cm.

The Mission Creek reporting station showed inflows into Okanagan Lake at 18.2 cubic metres per second.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story and the final countdown to a green light.

UPDATE: June 20, 2018 @ 6:40 a.m.

Over the last 24 hours, Okanagan Lake saw a 1.1 centimetre decrease. The level is now at 342.561 metres, 0.081 m (3.18 inches) over full pool and 0.69 m (2.26 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows from the lake into Okanagan River continue at 64.1 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

Snowpack reporting has been completed for the season as probes are now reporting 0.00.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 9.37 cubic metres per second.

Peak levels were reached this year on May 29th at 342.686 metres as compared to the historic 2017 peak flood level of 343.251 metres reached on June 9, 2017. The May 29th level was 0.206 metres (8.1 inches) over full pool and 0.565 m (1.85 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 set on June 9, 2017.

If you would like to send feedback you can send an email to news@KelownaNow.com or you can click here to reach our feedback form.

We will continue coverage until we reach the full pool target.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 20, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on June 20, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake recorded a 0.4 centimetre decrease, the level dropped to 343.177 metres. (June 9th was the last increase for the flooding of Okanagan Lake for 2017)

Outflows from the lake to Okanagan River were at 77.2 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 0.00 cm.

The Mission Creek reporting station showed inflows into Okanagan Lake at 18.2 cubic metres per second.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story and the final countdown to a green light.

UPDATE: June 19, 2018 @ 6:40 a.m.

Over the last 24 hours, Okanagan Lake saw a 0.9 centimetre decrease. The level is now at 342.572 metres, 0.092 m (3.62 inches) over full pool and 0.679 m (2.23 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows from the lake into Okanagan River continue at 64.1 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The observed snowpack is reporting at 0.00 cm this morning.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 10.0 cubic metres per second.

Peak levels were reached this year on May 29th at 342.686 metres as compared to the historic 2017 peak flood level of 343.251 metres reached on June 9, 2017. The May 29th level was 0.206 metres (8.1 inches) over full pool and 0.565 m (1.85 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 set on June 9, 2017.

If you would like to send feedback you can send an email to news@KelownaNow.com or you can click here to reach our feedback form.

We will continue coverage until we reach the full pool target.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 19, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on June 19, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake recorded a 0.3 centimetre decrease, the level dropped to 343.181 metres. (June 9th was the last increase for the flooding of Okanagan Lake for 2017)

Outflows from the lake to Okanagan River were at 77.5 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 0.00 cm.

The Mission Creek reporting station showed inflows into Okanagan Lake at 18.2 cubic metres per second.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story and the final countdown to a green light.

UPDATE: June 18, 2018 @ 6:40 a.m. The snowpack is gone

Over the last 24 hours, Okanagan Lake saw a 1.2 centimetre decrease. The level is now at 342.581 metres, 0.101 m (3.97 inches) over full pool and 0.67 m (2.20 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows from the lake into Okanagan River continue at 64.5 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The observed snowpack is reporting at 0.99 cm this morning.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 10.6 cubic metres per second.

The City of Penticton issued a news release Friday stating plans are underway to begin the process of removing sandbags and gabion baskets along the City’s Okanagan Lake waterfront, commencing next week.

Peak levels were reached this year on May 29th at 342.686 metres as compared to the historic 2017 peak flood level of 343.251 metres reached on June 9, 2017. The May 29th level was 0.206 metres (8.1 inches) over full pool and 0.565 m (1.85 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 set on June 9, 2017.

If you would like to send feedback you can send an email to news@KelownaNow.com or you can click here to reach our feedback form.

We will continue coverage until we reach the full pool target.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 18, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on June 18, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake recorded a1.9 centimetre decrease, the level dropped to 343.184 metres. (June 9th was the last increase for the flooding of Okanagan Lake for 2017)

Outflows from the lake to Okanagan River were at 75.4 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 0.99 cm.

The Mission Creek reporting station showed inflows into Okanagan Lake at 18.2 cubic metres per second.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story and the final countdown to a green light.

UPDATE: June 17, 2018 @ 6:40 a.m. - Slowly dropping back down to full pool

Over the last 24 hours, Okanagan Lake saw a 0.6 centimetre decrease. The level is now at 342.593 metres, 0.113 m (4.45 inches) over full pool and 0.658 m (2.16 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows from the lake into Okanagan River continue at 64.4 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The observed snowpack is reporting at 10.01 cm this morning.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 10.6 cubic metres per second.

Peak levels were reached this year on May 29th at 342.686 metres as compared to the historic 2017 peak flood level of 343.251 metres reached on June 9, 2017. The May 29th level was 0.206 metres (8.1 inches) over full pool and 0.565 m (1.85 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 set on June 9, 2017.

If you would like to send feedback you can send an email to news@KelownaNow.com or you can click here to reach our feedback form.

We will continue coverage until we reach the full pool target.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 17, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on June 17, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake recorded a 0.4 centimetre decrease, the level dropped to 343.203 metres. (June 9th was the last increase for the flooding of Okanagan Lake for 2017)

Outflows from the lake to Okanagan River were at 75.6 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 0.99 cm.

The Mission Creek reporting station showed inflows into Okanagan Lake at 18.2 cubic metres per second.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story and the final countdown to a green light.

UPDATE: June 16, 2018 @ 6:40 a.m. - Lake continues downtrend to full pool

Numbers have been updated.

Over the last 24 hours, Okanagan Lake saw a 0.8 centimetre decrease. The level is now at 342.599 metres, 0.119 m (4.68 inches) over full pool and 0.652 m (2.14 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows from the lake into Okanagan River continue at 64.7 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The observed snowpack is reporting at 18.01 cm this morning.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 10.4 cubic metres per second.

Peak levels were reached this year on May 29th at 342.686 metres as compared to the historic 2017 peak flood level of 343.251 metres reached on June 9, 2017. The May 29th level was 0.206 metres (8.1 inches) over full pool and 0.565 m (1.85 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 set on June 9, 2017.

If you would like to send feedback you can send an email to news@KelownaNow.com or you can click here to reach our feedback form.

We will continue coverage until we reach the full pool target.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 16, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on June 16, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake recorded a 0.7 centimetre decrease, the level dropped to 343.207 metres. (June 9th was the last increase for the flooding of Okanagan Lake for 2017)

Outflows from the lake to Okanagan River were at 75.6 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 5.00 cm.

The Mission Creek reporting station showed inflows into Okanagan Lake at 18.2 cubic metres per second.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story.

UPDATE: June 15, 2018 @ 6:40 a.m.

Over the last 24 hours, Okanagan Lake saw a 0.9 centimetre decrease. The level is now at 342.607 metres, 0.127 m (4.99 inches) over full pool and 0.644 m (2.11 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows from the lake into Okanagan River continue at 64.6 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The observed snowpack is reporting at 22.00 cm this morning.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 14.6 cubic metres per second.

Peak levels were reached this year on May 29th at 342.686 metres as compared to the historic 2017 peak flood level of 343.251 metres reached on June 9, 2017. The May 29th level was 0.206 metres (8.1 inches) over full pool and 0.565 m (1.85 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 set on June 9, 2017.

If you would like to send feedback you can send an email to news@KelownaNow.com or you can click here to reach our feedback form.

We will continue coverage until we reach the full pool target.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 15, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on June 15, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake recorded a 0.4 centimetre decrease, the level dropped to 343.214 metres. (June 9th was the last increase for the flooding of Okanagan Lake for 2017)

Outflows from the lake to Okanagan River were at 75.5 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 14.00 cm.

The Mission Creek reporting station showed inflows into Okanagan Lake at 8.99 cubic metres per second.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story.

UPDATE: June 14, 2018 @ 6:40 a.m. Small increase in the level, downtrend intact

Over the last 24 hours, Okanagan Lake saw a very small 0.5 centimetre increase. The level is now at 342.616 metres, 0.136 m (5.35 inches) over full pool and 0.635 m (2.08 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows from the lake into Okanagan River continue at 65.2 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The observed snowpack is reporting at 24.00 cm this morning.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 18.0 cubic metres per second.

Peak levels were reached this year on May 29th at 342.686 metres as compared to the historic 2017 peak flood level of 343.251 metres reached on June 9, 2017. The May 29th level was 0.206 metres (8.1 inches) over full pool and 0.565 m (1.85 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 set on June 9, 2017.

If you would like to send feedback you can send an email to news@KelownaNow.com or you can click here to reach our feedback form.

We will continue coverage until we reach the full pool target.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 14, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on June 14, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake recorded a 1.4 centimetre decrease, the level dropped to 343.218 metres. (June 9th was the last increase for the flooding of Okanagan Lake for 2017)

Outflows from the lake to Okanagan River were at 75.9 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 14.00 cm.

The Mission Creek reporting station showed inflows into Okanagan Lake at 18.0 cubic metres per second.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story.

UPDATE: June 13, 2018 @ 6:40 a.m. Biggest drop in lake levels since downtrend started

Over the last 24 hours, Okanagan Lake saw a 2.1 centimetre decrease, our biggest decrease since levels started to drop on May 31, 2018. The level is now at 342.611 metres, 0.131 m (5.15 inches) over full pool and 0.64 m (2.09 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

We will continue coverage until we reach the full pool target. Today's Mission Creek update photo will be our last as the creek has fallen below any threat level.

Outflows from the lake into Okanagan River continue at 64.6 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The observed snowpack is reporting at 27.00 cm this morning.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 11.2 cubic metres per second.

Peak levels were reached this year on May 29th at 342.686 metres as compared to the historic 2017 peak flood level of 343.251 metres reached on June 9, 2017. The May 29th level was 0.206 metres (8.1 inches) over full pool and 0.565 m (1.85 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 set on June 9, 2017.

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For comparison - Last year on June 13, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake recorded a 0.6 centimetre decrease, the level dropped to 343.234 metres. (June 9th was the last increase for the flooding of Okanagan Lake for 2017)

Outflows from the lake to Okanagan River were at 75.9 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 21.01 cm.

The Mission Creek reporting station showed inflows into Okanagan Lake at 18.0cubic metres per second.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on June 13, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 13, 2018.

UPDATE: June 12, 2018 @ 6:40 a.m. Downward trend resumes

Over the last 24 hours, Okanagan Lake saw a small 0.2 centimetre decrease. The level is now at 342.632 metres, 0.152 m (5.98 inches) over full pool and 0.619 m (2.03 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows from the lake into Okanagan River continue at 64.6 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The observed snowpack is reporting at 30.99 cm this morning.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 12.2 cubic metres per second.

Peak levels were reached this year on May 29th at 342.686 metres as compared to the historic 2017 peak flood level of 343.251 metres reached on June 9, 2017. The May 29th level was 0.206 metres (8.1 inches) over full pool and 0.565 m (1.85 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 set on June 9, 2017.

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<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on June 12, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 12, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on June 12, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake recorded a 0.3 centimetre decrease, the level dropped to 343.240 metres. (June 9th was the last increase for the flooding of Okanagan Lake for 2017)

Outflows from the lake to Okanagan River were at 76.1 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 26.01 cm.

The Mission Creek reporting station showed inflows into Okanagan Lake at 17.4 cubic metres per second.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story.

UPDATE: June 11, 2018 @ 6:40 a.m. Lake level and snowpack both increase

Over the last 24 hours, Okanagan Lake saw a small 0.3 centimetre increase. The level is now at 342.634 metres, 0.154 m (6.06 inches) over full pool and 0.62 m (2.02 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows from the lake into Okanagan River continue at 64.5 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The observed snowpack is reporting at 32.00 cm this morning, an increase from yesterday's 24.99 cm. Higher elevations received significant snowfall yesterday.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 16.2 cubic metres per second.

Peak levels were reached this year on May 29th at 342.686 metres as compared to the historic 2017 peak flood level of 343.251 metres reached on June 9, 2017. The May 29th level was 0.206 metres (8.1 inches) over full pool and 0.565 m (1.85 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 set on June 9, 2017.

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<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on June 11, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 11, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on June 11, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake recorded no change, the level remained at 343.243 metres. (June 9th was the last increase for the flooding of Okanagan Lake for 2017)

Outflows from the lake to Okanagan River were at 76.1 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 30.99 cm.

The Mission Creek reporting station showed inflows into Okanagan Lake at 18.4 cubic metres per second.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story.

UPDATE: June 10, 2018 @ 6:40 a.m. Lake drops despite increased flows into lake from rainfall

Over the last 24 hours, Okanagan Lake saw a small 0.4 centimetre decrease. The level is now at 342.631 metres, 0.151 m (5.9 inches) over full pool and 0.62 m (2.03 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows from the lake into Okanagan River continue at 64.9 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The observed snowpack is reporting at 24.99 cm this morning.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 23.6 cubic metres per second.

Peak levels were reached this year on May 29th at 342.686 metres as compared to the historic 2017 peak flood level of 343.251 metres reached on June 9, 2017. The May 29th level was 0.206 metres (8.1 inches) over full pool and 0.565 m (1.85 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 set on June 9, 2017.

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<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on June 10, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 10, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on June 10, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake decreased 0.8 centimetre to 343.243 metres. (June 9th was the last increase for the flooding of Okanagan Lake for 2017)

Outflows from the lake to Okanagan River were at 76.0 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 32.99 cm.

The Mission Creek reporting station showed inflows into Okanagan Lake at 22.1 cubic metres per second.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story.

UPDATE: June 9, 2018 @ 6:40 a.m. No change over the last 24 hours

Over the last 24 hours, Okanagan Lake has remained static. The level stayed at 342.635 metres, 0.155 m (6.1 inches) over full pool and 0.616 m (2.02 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows from the lake into Okanagan River continue at 64.9 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The observed snowpack is reporting at 27.00 cm this morning.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 15.0 cubic metres per second.

Peak levels were reached this year on May 29th at 342.686 metres as compared to the historic 2017 peak flood level of 343.251 metres reached on June 9, 2017. The May 29th level was 0.206 metres (8.1 inches) over full pool and 0.565 m (1.85 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 set on June 9, 2017.

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<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on June 9, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 9, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on June 9, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake increased 0.4 centimetre to the record high of 343.251 metres. (June 9th was the last increase for the flooding of Okanagan Lake for 2017)

Outflows from the lake to Okanagan River were at 76.2 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 40.01 cm.

The Mission Creek reporting station showed inflows into Okanagan Lake at 28.9 cubic metres per second.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story.

UPDATE: June 8, 2018 @ 6:40 a.m. Lake continues to recede

Over the last 24 hours, we have a recorded 1.1 centimetre decrease in Okanagan Lake. The level is now at 342.635 metres, 0.155 m (6.1 inches) over full pool and 0.616 m (2.02 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows from the lake into Okanagan River continue at 64.6 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The observed snowpack is reporting at 30.99 cm this morning.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 13.8 cubic metres per second.

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<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on June 8, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 8, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on June 8, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake saw no change and remained at 343.247 m. (peak levels were reached on June 9, 2017 at 343.251 m.)

Outflows from the lake to Okanagan River were at 76.7 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 46.99 cm.

The Mission Creek reporting station showed inflows into Okanagan Lake at 42.4 cubic metres per second.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story.

UPDATE: June 7, 2018 @ 6:40 a.m. - Beach cleanup has begun

Over the last 24 hours, we have a recorded 0.6 centimetre decrease in Okanagan Lake. The level is now at 342.646 metres, 0.166 m (6.53 inches) over full pool and 0.605 m (1.98 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows from the lake into Okanagan River continue at 65.1 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The observed snowpack is reporting at 35.99 cm this morning.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 12.8 cubic metres per second.

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<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on June 7, 2018.

The photo of Rotary Beach shows the headway made from the beach cleanup crew yesterday. The crew was there this morning as well.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 7, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on June 7, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake rose 1 cm increase to bring the level to 343.247 m. (peak levels were reached on June 9, 2017 at 343.251 m.)

Outflows from the lake to Okanagan River were at 74.7 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 56.01 cm.

The Mission Creek reporting station showed inflows into Okanagan Lake at 32.8 cubic metres per second.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story.

UPDATE: June 6, 2018 @ 6:40 a.m. Lake drops more than a centimetre

Over the last 24 hours, we have a recorded 1.2 centimetre decrease in Okanagan Lake. The level is now at 342.652 metres, 0.172 m (6.77 inches) over full pool and 0.599 m (1.96 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows from the lake into Okanagan River continue at 65.1 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The observed snowpack is reporting at 41.00 cm this morning.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 12.2 cubic metres per second.

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<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on June 6, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 6, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 6, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on June 6, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake rose 0.1 cm increase to bring the level to 343.237 m. (peak levels were reached on June 9, 2017 at 343.251 m.)

Outflows from the lake to Okanagan River were at 73.0 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 62.99 cm.

The Mission Creek reporting station showed inflows into Okanagan Lake at 31.1 cubic metres per second.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story.

UPDATE: June 5, 2018 @ 6:40 a.m. All quiet on the Okanagan Lake front

Over the last 24 hours, lake levels have remained static. The level remains at 342.664 metres, 0.1968 metres (7.24 inches) over full pool and 0.587 m (1.93 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows from the lake into Okanagan River increased to 65.3 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The observed snowpack is reporting at 43.99 cm this morning.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 16.0 cubic metres per second.

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Graph: Jan 1, 2018 to June 5, 2018 shows the top being made for 2018 lake levels.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on June 5, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 5, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on June 5, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake rose 0.5 cm increase to bring the level to 343.236 m. (peak levels were reached on June 9, 2017 at 343.251 m.)

Outflows from the lake to Okanagan River were at 71.2 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 68.01 cm.

The Mission Creek reporting station showed inflows into Okanagan Lake at 29.5 cubic metres per second.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story.

UPDATE: June 4, 2018 @ 6:40 a.m. - Another small decrease

Over the last 24 hours, we have seen a small 0.5 cm decrease in Okanagan Lake. The level is now at 342.664 metres, 0.1968 metres (7.24 inches) over full pool and 0.587 m (1.93 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows from the lake into Okanagan River continue at 63.3 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The observed snowpack is reporting at 48.01 cm this morning.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 21.0 cubic metres per second.

We would like to thank everyone that submitted feedback over the last couple of days. Based on that feedback we will continue daily coverage until we are below full pool.

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<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on June 4, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 4, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on June 4, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake rose 1 cm increase to bring the level to 343.23 m. (peak levels were reached on June 9, 2017 at 343.251 m.)

Outflows from the lake to Okanagan River were at 71.2 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 72.01 cm.

The Mission Creek reporting station showed inflows into Okanagan Lake at 33.3 cubic metres per second.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story.

UPDATE: June 3, 2018 @ 6:40 a.m.

Over the last 24 hours, we have seen no change. The level remains at 342.669 metres, 0.189 metres (7.4 inches) over full pool and 0.582 m (1.90 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows from the lake into Okanagan River continue at 62.9 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The observed snowpack is reporting at 51.99 cm this morning.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 16.4 cubic metres per second.

We have included a third image in today's update just to show all the debris that is on our beaches and out in the water. Please be careful when using the beaches and when you are out on the water. High runoff water has brought a lot of debris into Okanagan Lake.

We would like to thank everyone that submitted feedback over the last couple of days. Based on that feedback we will continue daily coverage until we are below full pool.

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Graph: Okanagan Lake levels, Jan 1, 2018 to June 3, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on June 3, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 3, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 3, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on June 3, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake rose 2 cm increase to bring the level to 343.22 m. (peak levels were reached on June 9, 2017 at 343.251 m.)

Outflows from the lake to Okanagan River were at 70.0 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 76.99 cm.

The Mission Creek reporting station showed inflows into Okanagan Lake at 58.6 cubic metres per second.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story.

UPDATE: June 2, 2018 @ 6:00 a.m. The journey downward to full pool begins with peak levels likely set yesterday

Over the last 24 hours, we have seen a 1.7 centimetre decrease in the lake level to bring the new level down to 342.669 metres, 0.189 metres (7.4 inches) over full pool and 0.582 m (1.90 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows from the lake into Okanagan River continue at 63.2 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The observed snowpack is reporting at 57.99 cm this morning.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 14.3 cubic metres per second.

We would like to thank everyone that submitted feedback over the last couple of days. Based on that feedback we will continue daily coverage until we are below full pool.

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<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on June 2, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 2, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on June 2, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake rose 3.6 cm increase to bring the level to 343.20 m. (the first projected flood level in 2017 was 343 m)

Outflows from the lake to Okanagan River were at 67.3 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 81.00 cm.

The Mission Creek reporting station showed inflows into Okanagan Lake at 58.6 cubic metres per second.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story.

2017 Lake Levels Graph

UPDATE: June 1, 2018 @ 6:45 a.m. - Lake not quite done with rising

Over the last 24 hours, we have seen a small 0.5 centimetre rise in the lake level to bring the new level to 342.686 metres, 0.206 metres (8.1 inches) over full pool and 0.565 m (1.85 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows at Okanagan River continue at 63.2 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The observed snowpack is reporting at 62.99 cm this morning.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 17.0 cubic metres per second.

We would like to thank everyone that submitted feedback over the last couple of days. Based on that feedback we will continue daily coverage until we are below full pool.

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<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on June 1, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on June 1, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on June 1, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake rose 2.6 cm increase to bring the level to 343.166 m. (the first projected flood level in 2017 was 343 m)

Outflows at Okanagan River were at 66.9 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 84.99 cm.

The Mission Creek reporting station showed inflows into Okanagan Lake at 78.7 cubic metres per second.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story.

UPDATE: May 31, 2018 @ 6:30 a.m. - Lake levels DECREASED over the last 24 hours

Over the last 24 hours, our first decrease was recorded since lake levels starting rising at the end of April. A small 0.5 centimetre decrease bringing Okanagan Lake level to 342.681 metres, this is the second day of May with no increase in lake levels. Mission Creek is visibly lower as well. The lake is at 342.681 m, 0.201 m (7.9 inches) over full pool and 0.57 m (1.87 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows at Okanagan River continue at 63.4 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The observed snowpack is reporting at 64 cm this morning.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 17.0 cubic metres per second.

STORY: B.C. River Forecast Centre says flooding concerns no longer exist anywhere in B.C.

Over the next few days, we will be discontinuing our daily coverage of Okanagan Lake levels as we are likely at peak levels and should start to see the lake decline in levels.

We would appreciate any and all feedback on what we did well and what we can improve on in getting you the information you need.

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<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 31, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on May 31, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on May 31, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake rose 3 cm increase to bring the level to 343.14 m. (the first projected flood level in 2017 was 343 m)

Outflows at Okanagan River were at 66.7 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 89.99 cm.

The Mission Creek reporting station showed inflows into Okanagan Lake at 70.0 cubic metres per second.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story.

UPDATE: May 30, 2018 @ 6:30 a.m.

Over the last 24 hours, there was no change in Okanagan Lake levels, this is the first day of May with no increase in lake levels. Mission Creek is visibly lower as well. The lake remains at 342.686 metres, 0.206 metres (8.1 inches) over full pool and 0.565 m (1.85 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows at Okanagan River continue at 63.4 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The observed snowpack is reporting at 65 cm this morning.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 23.3 cubic metres per second.

STORY: B.C. River Forecast Centre says flooding concerns no longer exist anywhere in B.C.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 30, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on May 30, 2018.

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Over the next few days, we will be discontinuing our daily coverage of Okanagan Lake levels as we are likely at peak levels and should start to see the lake decline in levels.

We would appreciate any and all feedback on what we did well and what we can improve on in getting you the information you need.

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For comparison - Last year on May 30, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake rose 3 cm increase to bring the level to 343.11 m. (the first projected flood level in 2017 was 343 m)

Outflows at Okanagan River were at 66.0 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 97 cm.

The Mission Creek reporting station shows inflows into Okanagan Lake were at 68.0 cubic metres per second.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story.

UPDATE: May 29, 2018 @ 6:30 a.m.

A small 0.7 centimetre increase was recorded for Okanagan Lake in the past 24 hours (station not reporting past 1:25 am right now, our reading is normally at 4:25 am) bringing the new level to 342.686 metres, 0.206 metres (8.1 inches) over full pool and 0.565 m (1.85 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows at Okanagan River have been increased to 63.4 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second. This is an increase from the 58.3 cubic metres per second yesterday. (a new chart is included below)

The observed snowpack is reporting at 67 cm this morning.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 34.7 cubic metres per second.

B.C. River Forecast Centre says flooding concerns no longer exist anywhere in B.C. (click here to read the story)

According to the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations (CORD), Okanagan Lake is expected to rise to 342.80 metres, which is 46 centimetres below the 2017 high. The situation can still change however, especially if we get a major rain event or high heat speeds up the high elevation snow melt.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 29, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on May 29, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on May 29, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake rose 2 cm increase to bring the level to 343.08 m. (the first projected flood level in 2017 was 343 m)

Outflows at Okanagan River were at 66.0 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 103 cm.

The Mission Creek reporting station shows inflows into Okanagan Lake were at 60.9 cubic metres per second.

If there is more information you would like to see in the daily update or if you just want to provide feedback, you can email news@KelownaNow.com.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story.

Graph: May 1, 2018 to May 29, 2018 - showing outflows from Okanagan Lake

UPDATE: May 28, 2018 @ 6:45 a.m.

A small 1.4 centimetre increase was recorded for Okanagan Lake in the past 24 hours bringing the new level to 342.679 metres, 0.199 metres (7.83 inches) over full pool and 0.572 m (1.88 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows at Okanagan River are at 58.3 cubic metres per second, which is near the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The observed snowpack is reporting at 73 cm this morning.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 35.2 cubic metres per second.

According to the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations (CORD), Okanagan Lake is expected to rise to 342.80 metres, which is 46 centimetres below the 2017 high. The situation can still change however, especially if we get a major rain event or high heat speeds up the high elevation snow melt.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 28, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on May 28, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on May 28, 2017:

Last year on this date, Okanagan Lake rose 3 cm increase to bring the level to 343.06 m. (the first projected flood level in 2017 was 343 m)

Outflows at Okanagan River were at 66.0 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 110 cm.

The Mission Creek reporting station outflows were at 54.6 cubic metres per second.

If there is more information you would like to see in the daily update or if you just want to provide feedback, you can email news@KelownaNow.com.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story.

The flooding concerns in Osoyoos are easing which allows for increased outflows back into Okanagan River. Our story from PentictonNow can be read by clicking this headline "Osoyoos council informed flooding concerns finally diminishing as lake levels drop"

UPDATE: May 27, 2018 @ 6:45 a.m.

Another small 1.1 centimetre increase was recorded for Okanagan Lake in the past 24 hours bringing the new level to 342.665 metres, 0.185 metres (7.28 inches) over full pool and 0.586 metres (1.92 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows at Okanagan River are at 58.3 cubic metres per second, which is near the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The observed snowpack is reporting at 78 cm this morning.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 34.5 cubic metres per second.

According to the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations (CORD), Okanagan Lake is expected to rise to 342.80 metres, which is 46 centimetres below the 2017 high. The situation can still change however, especially if we get a major rain event or high heat speeds up the high elevation snow melt.

Locals and visitors warned to play safe out on the lakes and rivers.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 27, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on May 27, 2018.

For comparison - Last year on May 27, 2017:

Okanagan Lake rose 2 cm increase to bring the level to 343.03 m. (the first projected flood level in 2017 was 343 m)

Outflows at Okanagan River were at 69.2 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 115 cm.

The Mission Creek reporting station outflows were at 49.5 cubic metres per second.

If there is more information you would like to see in the daily update or if you just want to provide feedback, you can email news@KelownaNow.com.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story.

The flooding concerns in Osoyoos are easing which allows for increased outflows back into Okanagan River. Our story from PentictonNow can be read by clicking this headline "Osoyoos council informed flooding concerns finally diminishing as lake levels drop"

UPDATE: May 26, 2018 @ 6:30 a.m.

A small 1.1 centimetre increase was recorded for Okanagan Lake in the past 24 hours bringing the new level to 342.654 metres, 0.174 metres (6.84 inches) over full pool and 0.597 metres (1.95 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 343.251 set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows at Okanagan River are at 58.3 cubic metres per second, which is near the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The observed snowpack is reporting at 81 cm this morning.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 45.1 cubic metres per second.

According to the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations (CORD), Okanagan Lake is expected to rise to 342.80 metres, which is 46 centimetres below the 2017 high. The situation can still change however, especially if we get a major rain event or high heat speeds up the high elevation snow melt.

Locals and visitors warned to play safe out on the lakes and rivers.

For comparison - Last year on May 26, 2017:

Okanagan Lake rose 3 cm increase to bring the level to 343.01 m. (the first projected flood level in 2017 was 343 m)

Outflows at Okanagan River were at 69.5 cubic metres per second, which is over the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The snowpack level was at 119.99 cm.

The Mission Creek reporting station outflows were at 45.1 cubic metres per second.

If there is more information you would like to see in the daily update or if you just want to provide feedback, you can email news@KelownaNow.com.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story.

The flooding concerns in Osoyoos are easing which allows for increased outflows back into Okanagan River. Our story from PentictonNow can be read by clicking this headline "Osoyoos council informed flooding concerns finally diminishing as lake levels drop"

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 26, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on May 26, 2018.

UPDATE: May 25, 2018 @ 6:45 a.m. - Less than 1 cm increase for the 1st time in May

Over the past 24 hours, we have seen less than a 1 centimetre (0.9 cm) increase in Okanagan Lake bringing the new level to 342.643 metres, 0.163 (6.412 inches) over the full pool target, and 0.608 m (1.99 feet) lower than last year's historic flood level of 343.251 m set on June 9, 2017.

The less than 1 cm increase was lowest increase for the month of May as the pattern continues for smaller and smaller increases.

Outflows at Okanagan River remain at 58.4 cubic metres per second, which is near the deemed capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The observed snowpack is reporting at 86 cm this morning.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows into Okanagan Lake at 44.4 cubic metres per second.

For comparison - Last year as of May 25, 2017:

The snowpack level was at 130 cm. (higher than May 24, 2017, it still snows in May at high elevations)

Okanagan Lake rose 2 cm increase to bring the level to 342.98 m.

The Mission Creek reporting station outflows were at 48.6 cubic metres per second.

If there is more information you would like to see in the daily update or if you just want to provide feedback, you can email news@KelownaNow.com.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story.

The flooding concerns in Osoyoos are easing which allows for increased outflows back into Okanagan River. Our story from PentictonNow can be read by clicking this headline "Osoyoos council informed flooding concerns finally diminishing as lake levels drop"

Graph: Show Okanagan lake levels from Jan 1, 2017 to May 25. 2018

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 25, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on May 25, 2018.

UPDATE: May 24, 2018 @ 6:45 a.m.

Over the past 24 hours, we've seen a 2.2 centimetre increase in Okanagan Lake bringing the new level to 342.634 metres, 0.154 m (6.06 inches) higher than the full pool target and 0.617 m (2.02 feet) less than the 2017 historic flood level.

Outflows have increased to 58.4 cubic metres per second from 53.8 cubic metres per second yesterday into Okanagan River. We are now very close to deemed maximum capacity outflows of 60 cubic metres per second.

The observed snowpack is reporting at 91 cm this morning.

The Mission Creek reporting station is showing outflows at 39.4 cubic metres per second.

For comparison - Last year as of May 24, 2017:

The snowpack level was at 119 cm.

Okanagan Lake rose 5 cm increase to bring the level to 342.96 m.

The Mission Creek reporting station outflows were at 43.9 cubic metres per second.

If there is more information you would like to see in the daily update or if you just want to provide feedback, you can email news@KelownaNow.com.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 24, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on May 24, 2018.

UPDATE: May 23, 2018 @ 6:45 a.m.

A small 2.1 centimetre increase over the past 24 hours brings Okanagan Lake to 342.612 metres, 0.132 m (5.19 inches) over the provincial full pool target and 0.639 m (2.09 feet) lower than the historic flood level set on June 9, 2017.

Outflows continue at near maximum capacity at 53.8 cubic metres per second into Okanagan River.

The observed snowpack is reporting at 97 cm this morning.

We have been asked by readers to provide comparisons to last year at this time.

In comparison to last year, the snowpack level was at 126 cm. We are currently 30 cm lower than May 23, 2017 was.

Last year on May 23, 2017, we recorded a 4 cm increase to bring the level to 342.91 metres.

If there is more information you would like to see in the daily update or if you just want to provide feedback, you can email news@KelownaNow.com.

Link to our 2017 flood watch daily update story.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 23, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on May 23, 2018.

UPDATE: May 22, 2018 @ 6:45 a.m.

In the past 24 hours,Okanagan Lake saw a small 2.4 centimetre increase to bring the new level to 342.591 metres, which is 0.111 metres (4.36 inches) over the full pool target set by the province and 0.66 metres (2.164 feet) lower than the historic flood level of 2017.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 22, 2018.

Mission Creek is visibly lower.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 22, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on May 22, 2018.

Outflows have increased to 53.8 cubic metres per second at the Okanagan River reporting station. The graph below illustrates the outflows that were reduced starting on May 3, 2018 to lessen impact for Osoyoos and now increasing closer to maximum outflow starting on May 18, 2018.

Graph: May 1, 2018 to May 22, 2018

The observed snowpack is reporting at 100.99 cm this morning. In comparison to last year, the level was at 132.99 cm. We are currently 32 cm lower than May 22. 2017 was.

For comparison to last year's flooding, you can visit our 2017 flood coverage where we provided daily updates as well. Click this link and then scroll way down to get to the May 22, 2017 update.

UPDATE: May 21, 2018 @ 6:45 a.m.

Over the past 24 hours we have seen a 3 centimetre increase in Okanagan Lake which is again the lowest increase since May 3, 2018. The new level is 342.567 metres, 0.087 metres (3.42 inches) over the deemed full pool target and 0.684 metres (2.24 feet) below the historic flood level of 343.251 metres.

Outflows continue at 47.5 cubic metres per second at the Okanagan River reporting station. The observed snowpack is reporting at 103.99 cm this morning.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 21, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on May 21, 2018.\

Central Okanagan Emergency Operations (CORD) reported yesterday that members of the Canadian Armed Forces, BC Wildfire contractors, municipal staff are working in Green Bay in West Kelowna installing flood protection measures, including work on private property, to protect key water, sewer and electrical public infrastructure. Unless work is required to ensure continuous protection of public infrastructure, private property owners are responsible for protection of their own property and should ensure flood protection measures are equivalent to what was put in place during last year’s flooding. Sand and sandbags locations are available at www.cordemergency.ca/map.

Region-wide flood protection measures that were put in place for possible creek flooding, including bladder dams and sandbags, are now being redeployed to areas vulnerable to lake flooding.

Boaters are asked to avoid creating wakes close to vulnerable shorelines. A boat’s wake can result in damaging wave action that can dismantle or impede flood protection measures. Boaters should refrain from travelling within 300 metres of the shoreline and make no wake. Boaters are reminded that spring runoff has deposited significant debris in area lakes and to be extra vigilant for hazards.

We understand you are curious, but motorists and pedestrians are asked to avoid travelling to flood worksites. Increased traffic and pedestrian congestion impedes emergency personnel from effectively working. Traffic control personnel will turn all but local traffic away from active worksites.

Lake Level Report for Ellison and Kalmalka as of May 20, 2018:

Ellison Lake – 426.63 (full pool – 426.00)

Kalamalka Lake – 391.88 (full pool - 391.82)

UPDATE: May 20, 2018 @ 6:30 a.m.

The past 24 hour's 3.2 centimetre increase was the lowest increase to Okanagan Lake since May 3, 2018. The current level is now 342.537 metres, 0.057 metres (2.24 inches) over the full pool target set by the province to ensure adequate water supply through the summer. We are 0.714 metres (2.34 feet) below the historic flood level of 2017. Okanagan Lake peaked last year on June 9, 2017 at 343.251 metres. You can click here to see the increases on a daily basis from last year around the same to the peak flood level. Last year at this time we started to see the increases drop off like we are starting to see this year.

The observed snowpack level from the Mission Creek reporting station is now at 107.01 cm. The height of the snowpack from this reporting station this year was 242.01 cm on April 18, 2018, on May 1, 2018 it was at 188 cm.

The outflows have increased to 47.3 cubic metres per second compared to 39.8 cubic metres per second in yesterday's report. Outflows of Okanagan Lake had been reduced from 60 cubic metres per second in the first days of May to help alleviated flooding in Osoyoos. (illustrated in graph below) We published a story to help explain the current balancing act that is being done to lessen the impact of flooding south of us. (You can read that story here: The intricate balancing act of flooding in the Okanagan)

Graph: Discharge levels to Okanagan River- May 1, 2018 to May 20, 2018

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 20, 2018.

Mission Creek appears visibly lower this morning at 6:00 a.m.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on May 20, 2018.

Boat launches throughout Okanagan Lake remain open, however boaters are cautioned that lake levels are high and they should watch for floating debris as a significant amount has been flowing downstream into area lakes. Boaters should also keep their distance from shorelines and keep speeds down as additional wave action could cause disturbance to banks and beaches.

Debris washed up on beaches and along the foreshore should be left there for the time being. The logs and other wood material will help limit erosion caused by wave action. When the flood risk has passed, officials will provide notification of how the beach debris will be removed.

UPDATE: May 19, 2018 @ 6:30 a.m.

Over the past 24 hours, Okanagan Lake increased 5.1 centimetres to 342.505 metres, which is 2.5 cm ( 0.984 inch) over the deemed full pool level. We are now 0.746 m (2.45 feet) away from the 2017 historic flood level of 343.251 m.

Outflows as of this morning are slightly higher at 39.8 cubic metres per second.

The observed snowpack level at the Mission Creek reporting station is now showing 110.01 cm.

We published a story this morning to help explain the current balancing act that is being done to lessen the impact of flooding south of us. (You can read that story here: The intricate balancing act of flooding in the Okanagan)

Central Okanagan Emergency Operations (CORD) is now encouraging property owners along the waterfront prone to flooding or to damage due to flooding, to install protective measures for lake levels that could reach 2017 levels.

Sand and sandbags locations throughout the Central Okanagan are available at www.cordemergency.ca/map. To learn the correct method to fill sandbags.

CORD officials are receiving assistance from Canadian Forces personnel and B.C. Wildfire Services crews and contractors to protect key public infrastructures in low lying areas.

Flood prevention measures will continue to be deployed by Central Okanagan Emergency Operations officials based on risk to local infrastructure and public safety.

Emergency officials continue to conduct advance planning and prepare models for possible lake effect flooding, should Okanagan Lake rise to 2017 levels.

Boaters are encouraged to keep wakes levels low to minimize wave action along the waterfront to reduce the risk of erosion and damage to docks and other foreshore infrastructure. Debris washed up on beaches should be left for the time being, as logs and other wood material can help to limit erosion caused by wave action.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 19, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on May 19, 2018.

Graph: Jan 1, 2017 to May 19, 2018.

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek bridge on Lakeshore Road 6:00 a.m. May 19, 2018.

The parking lot on the north side of Mission Creek at Lakeshore Road was open this morning and the barricades under the bridge have been removed. If you are walking along the creek, please ensure that you stay back from the banks and be extra cautious.

<who>Photo credit: Bob Muraschuk</who>Crews preparing in Penticton on Okanagan Lake

<who>Photo credit: Bob Muraschuk</who>Crews preparing in Penticton on Okanagan Lake

<who>Photo credit: Bob Muraschuk</who>Crews preparing in Penticton on Okanagan Lake

UPDATE: May 18, 2018 @ 4:50 p.m.

Okanagan Lake has reached its full pool level of 342.48 metres as of 1 p.m. today.

Crews continue to work on proactive flood protection measures across the Regional District of Central Okanagan.

The RDCO is also encouraging private property owners who could be at the risk of flooding to prepare their property for a lake level near last year's, as the ultimate precautionary measure.

UPDATE: May 18, 2018

As of this morning we are at 342.454 metres which is 2.6 centimetres below what is deemed full pool for Okanagan Lake. The change in the past 24 hours 4.4 cm, which is the lowest increase since May 4, 2018.

Outflows as of this morning are at 37.2 cubic metres per second.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 18, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on May 18, 2018.

Beware of debris in the water if you are out on the lake this long weekend. Click here for our story "Boaters urged to follow safety precautions this long weekend due to rising lake level."

Click here to read our story yesterday entitled "Okanagan Lake may come close to 2017’s historic flood level."

UPDATE: May 17, 2018 - Flooding focus now turns to Okanagan Lake

The new level for Okanagan Lake is now at 342.41 metres after a 5.5 centimetre rise in the past 24 hours. We are now 7 cm (2.7 inches) below the full pool level and 0.841 m (2.76 feet) below the historic flood level of 343.251 m.

Outflows from Okanagan Lake are at the reduced level of 37.3 cubic metres per second due to flooding concerns in Osoyoos.

Graph: April 1, 2018 to May 17, 2018 showing outflows of Okanagan Lake

Graph: Okanagan Lake level since Jan. 1, 2017.

Graph: Okanagan Lake levels since Jan. 1, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Rotary Beach on May 17, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 17, 2018.

The observed snowpack level at the Mission Creek reporting station as of May 17, 2018 is at 116.99 cm.

UPDATE: May 16, 2018

Over the last 24 hours we have seen a 5.9 centimetre increase in Okanagan Lake levels bringing the current level to 342.355 metres. The new level is now 0.125 m (5.9 inches) lower than full pool and .896 m (2.94 feet) lower than last year's historic flood level.

City crews are now preparing to protect public infrastructure along the lakefront as focus has now turned to Okanagan Lake for flooding concerns.

KelownaNow published a story yesterday that you can view here, which compares the May 15 numbers from this year to 2017.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 16, 2018.

UPDATE: May 15, 2018

Okanagan Lake is now at 342.296 metres after a 6.1 centimetre increase in the past 24 hours. The new level is 0.184 m (7.2 inches) lower than the target of full pool and .955 m (3.13 feet) below the historic flood level of last year.

According to Ed Henczel from Central Okanagan Emergency Operations, Mill Creek has peaked and as such KelownaNow will no longer be covering it in this story.

Mission Creek, however, has not yet peaked and could see another surge later this week with the warmer temperatures and rain in the forecast.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 15, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow

UPDATE: May 14, 2018

Over the last 24 hours we have seen a 6.2 cm increase in Okanagan Lake levels bringing the current level to 342.235 metres. The new level is now 0.245 metres (9.64 inches) lower than full pool and 1.016 metres (3.33 feet) lower than last year's historic flood level.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 14, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mill Creek at the Buckland Avenue on May 14, 2018.

UPDATE: May 13, 2018

Okanagan Lake is now at 342.173 metres after a 5.8 centimetre increase in the past 24 hours. The new level is 0.307 m (1 foot) lower than the target of full pool and 1.078 m (3.53 feet) below the historic flood level of last year.

We do expect the hot summer like weather to stick around for the next few days as a high pressure remains in place over Southern BC, keeping weather systems away for at the least a couple more days.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mill Creek at the Buckland Avenue on May 13, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 13, 2018.

With the warmer temperatures, the snowpack is still a concern and as of this morning, the Mission Creek snowpack reporting station shows an observed snow depth of 138.99 cm compared to a depth 146.9 cm on May 11, 2018.

UPDATE: May 12, 2018 - Lake level still rising but at a lower rate

Over the last 24 hours we have seen a 5.5 cm increase in Okanagan Lake levels bringing the current level to 342.115 metres. The new level is now 0.365 metres (1.197 feet) lower than full pool and 1.136 metres (3.73 feet) lower than last year's historic flood level.

This is the lowest increase in the Okanagan Lake we have seen in a while.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who>Mill Creek at the Buckland Avenue on May 12, 2018.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who>Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 12, 2018.

UPDATE: May 11, 2018 - Both Mill Creek and Mission Creek visibly lower this morning

Okanagan Lake's water level increased by 7.2 centimetres over the past 24 hours.

That brings the current level to 342.06 metres, 0.42 m (1.378 feet) below full pool and 1.191 m (3.906 feet) below the historic flood level of 2017.

Both Mission Creek and Mill Creek are visibly lower this morning. While the creek flows are visibly lower this morning we still have much of the snowpack to melt and there is warm weather on the way. The Mission Creek snowpack reporting station shows an observed snow depth of 146.9 cm. Last year on May 11, 2017 the snowpack observed depth was 149 cm.

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow</who>Mill Creek at the Buckland Avenue on May 11, 2018.

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow</who>Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 11, 2018.

Graph: Government of Canada - Okanagan Lake levels

UPDATE: May 10, 2018 - Mill Creek has spilled its banks

Okanagan Lake's water level increased by 8.8 centimetres over the past 24 hours.

That brings the current level to 341.988 metres, 0.492 m (1.614 feet) below full pool and 1.263 m (4.14 feet) below the historic flood level of 2017.

Both Mission Creek and Mill Creek are flowing fast and the public is warned to stay away from the banks of both creeks for their own safety.

Mill Creek has even started to spill its banks near Buckland Avenue, with some of the water leaking through sandbags and onto lawns.

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow</who>Mill Creek at the Buckland Avenue on May 10, 2018.

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow</who>Mill Creek at the Buckland Avenue on May 10, 2018.

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow</who>Mill Creek at the Buckland Avenue on May 10, 2018.

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow</who>Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 10, 2018.

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow</who>Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 10, 2018.

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow</who>Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 10, 2018.

UPDATE: May 9, 2018

Okanagan Lake's water level increased by 9 centimetres over the past 24 hours. That brings the current level to 341.90 metres, 0.58 m (1.902 feet) below full pool and 1.351 m (4.431 feet) below the historic flood level of 2017.

Heavy rain overnight didn't help matters, and while the worst of it looks to be over, there could still be a bit more of the wet stuff over the next day or two.

"Overnight rain will ease off Wednesday, and if we are lucky we will see a few sunny breaks behind the cold front," explains Wesla English, NowMedia meteorologist. "However, because of the unstable air mass, showers will remain possible in the afternoon. Daytime highs will be noticeably cooler Wednesday and Thursday in the teens."

Shaun Reimer said on Monday afternoon during a conference call that that they did have to temporarily cuts flows from Okanagan Lake dam because of issues with Okanagan River flows in the Oliver area. The reduction in flow is a short term drop. He said they will wait until the the rainy period passes and then they will reassess.

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow</who>Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 9, 2018.

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow</who>Mill Creek at the Buckland Avenue on May 9, 2018.

UPDATE: May 8, 2018

Okanagan Lake's water level increased by 7 centimetres over the past 24 hours. That brings the current level to 341.81 metres, 0.67 m (2.198 feet) below full pool and 1.441 m (4.726 feet) below the historic flood level of 2017.

Kelowna declared a precautionary citywide state of local emergency on Monday to give emergency crews access to private properties that may need to be outfitted with flood protection measures.

The monthly snow pack report also came out and it's less than ideal, as the region is dealing with levels more than 200% above normal, the highest since records started being kept in 1980.

<who>Graph Credit: Government of Canada</who>Lake levels: Jan 1, 2017 to May 8, 2018

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow</who>Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 8, 2018.

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow</who>Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 8, 2018.

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow</who>Mill Creek at the Buckland Avenue on May 8, 2018.

UPDATE: May 7, 2018

The Okanagan Lake level increased by 5.3 cm over the past 24 hours bringing the current level to 341.740 metres, 0.74 (2.427 feet) below full pool and 1.511 metres (4.956 feet) below the historic flood level of 2017.

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow</who>Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 7, 2018.

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow</who>Mill Creek at the Buckland Avenue on May 7, 2018.

UPDATE: May 6, 2018

In the past 24 hours, Okanagan Lake has risen 4.5 cm to make the level this morning 341.687 metres. The two photos below show the levels at Mission Creek and Mill Creek. We have been taking the photos at the same time every morning and recording the lake level at the same time every morning. On the Mission Creek photos, the stairs to the creek provide a good visual for creek levels.

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow</who>Mill Creek at the Buckland Avenue on May 6, 2018.

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow</who>Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 6, 2018.

UPDATE: May 5, 2018

Our update for May 5, 2018 shows an increase of 4 cm to bring the level to 341.642 metres, 0.838 metres (2.749 feet) below what is deemed to be a full pool for Okanagan Lake. We are 1.61 metres (5.277 feet) lower than the historic flood levels of last year.

Mill Creek starting spilling its banks on the night of May 4th last year.

It’s the 1-year anniversary of the flooding event that hit the community last year. Click here for the story.

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow</who>Mill Creek at the Buckland Avenue on May 5, 2018.

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow</who>Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 5, 2018.

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow</who>Okanagan Lake looking towards Hotel Eldorado

UPDATE: May 4, 2018

Mission Creek flows have increased in the past 24 hours with the warmer temperatures melting the high elevation snowpack. We have seen a 4.2 cm increase in the past 24 hours for Okanagan Lake. The new level is now 341.602 metres, still 0.878 metres (2.88 feet) below the full pool target and 1.649 (5.41 feet) below the historic flood level of 2017.

Earlier this week, the City of Kelowna said that they are continuing to prepare for spring runoff by increasing creek capacity and working with the BC Wildfire Service to place flood protection along creeks.

Mill Creek has been the main focus of flood protection measures.These include placement of bladder dams, sandbags and the raising of some pedestrian pathways. Crews have also been working on thinning tree brush and debris along the waterway.

Dredging, along with tree and deadfall removal below the high-water mark in Mill Creek, was permitted by the provincial government for the first time in a number of years.

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow</who>Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 4, 2018.

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow</who>Mill Creek at the Buckland Avenue on May 4, 2018.

UPDATE: May 3, 2018

Okanagan Lake levels saw a 2.3 cm increase over the past 24 hours. The current level is now at 341.560 metres.

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow</who> Mill Creek at Buckland Avenue on May 3, 2018 at 6:30 am.

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow</who>Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge on May 3, 2018.

UPDATE: May 2, 2018

Lake levels increased by 2 cm over the past 24 hour period. The new level is now at 341.537 metres, well below the full pool target of 342.38 metres and way below the record high set last year of 343.251 metres.

Graph: Government of Canada - Jan 1, 2017 to May 2, 2018

UPDATE: May 1, 2018

As of May 1, 2018, the level of Okanagan Lake is at 341.517 metres, a 1.3 cm rise over the last 24 hours. We are 0.963 metres (3.159 feet) from the full pool target and 1.734 metres (5.688 feet) from the record high flood level of last year.

KelownaNow went out to talk with Bruce Smith from the Emergency Operations Centre on Monday for a better understanding of where the focus is right now.

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow</who> Mill Creek at Buckland Avenue at 6:30 a.m. on May 1, 2018.

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow</who>Mission Creek at the Lakeshore bridge at 6:30 a.m. on May 1, 2018.

UPDATE: April 30, 2018

Okanagan Lake levels as of Monday morning are at 341.504 metres, a 0.01 metre (1 cm) increase over yesterday's 341.494 metre reading. This is a small increase over the previous day's ( 3 cm) rise.

UPDATE: April 29, 2018

Okanagan Lake levels as of Sunday morning are at 341.494 metres, a 0.03 metre (3 cm) increase over yesterday's 341.464 metre reading. The graph below the photos illustrates the increased creek flows now adding to the lake levels faster than the managed dam system can drain. We are still well below the target level of what is deemed to be a full pool.

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow </who> Mission Creek on April 29, 2018 at the Lakeshore bridge.

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow </who>Mill Creek at Buckland Avenue on April 29, 2018.

Understanding the numbers

Current level on April 29, 2018 is 341.494 metres.

Full pool or the target level for Okanagan Lake is 342.480 metres.

Record lake level on June 9, 2017 was 343.251 metres.

For those needing a conversion link, click here.

Snowpack levels for the Okanagan: 152% above normal as of April 1, 2018.

The Okanagan watershed explained.

Mission Creek flows have increased over the past few days with the warmer temperatures.

Central Okanagan Emergency Operations said on Thursday that the lake is not a concern for them at this time.

Graph: Government of Canada - Jan 1, 2018 to April 29, 2018.

UPDATE: April 28, 2018

Okanagan Lake levels as of Saturday morning are at 341.464 metres, a 0.022 metre (2.2 cm) increase over yesterday's 341.442 metre reading.

UPDATE: April 27, 2018

Okanagan Lake levels as of this morning are at 341.442 metres, a 0.014 m (1.4 cm) increase over yesterday's 341.428m reading.

In our update yesterday, we suggested that we may have seen the start of the upward trend in lake levels as creek inflows start to outmatch the ability to drain the lake with the managed dam system.

However, Central Okanagan Emergency Operations said on Thursday that the lake is not a concern for them at this time.

Understanding the numbers

Full pool or the target level for Okanagan Lake is 342.48 metres.

Current level on April 27, 2018 is 341.442 m.

Record lake level on June 9, 2017 was 343.251 m.

The record flood level last year was 1.809 m (5.935 feet) above today's current level and we are currently 1.038 (3.405 ft) metres below the full pool target.

Snowpack levels for the Okanagan: 152% above normal as of April 1, 2018.

The Okanagan watershed explained.

Okanagan Lake is currently draining at maximum capacity.

Mission Creek flows have increased over the past few days with the warmer temperatures.

Graph: Government of Canada - Jan 1 - Apr 27, 2018

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow</who> Mission Creek bridge on Lakeshore on April 27, 2018.

<who>Photo credit: KelownaNow</who>Homes beside the Mission Creek Bridge on Lakeshore, April 27, 2018.

UPDATE: April 26, 2018
Okanagan Lake levels have been on a managed decline since the early part of February in preparation for the annual snowpack melt. The graph below shows the levels on a fairly consistent decline with the last few days showing a bottoming as creek flows have started to increase with the warmer temperatures melting the snowpack.

Graph: Government of Canada - Shows Okanagan Lake levels above base from Jan 1 to Apr 26.

Understanding the numbers

Full pool or the target level for Okanagan Lake is 342.48 metres.

Current level on April 26, 2018 is 341.428 metres.

Record lake level on June 9, 2017 was 343.251 metres.

The record flood level last year was 1.823 metres (5.98 feet) above today's current level and we are currently 1.052 (3.45 feet) metres below the full pool target.

Snowpack levels for the Okanagan: 152% above normal as of April 1, 2018.

The Okanagan watershed explained.

Okanagan Lake is currently draining at maximum capacity.

Mission Creek flows have increased over the past few days with the warmer temperatures.

Graph: Government of Canada - Mission Creek Discharge levels

As of today, Apr. 26, the level of Okanagan Lake is holding at 341.428 metres. Kelowna is now seeing the warmest temperatures so far for this year. This week, temperatures are expected to hit the mid-20s.

The warmer air is due to an upper ridge of high pressure, according to meteorologist, Wesla English. The sun and warmth will last until the weekend. Signs point to a pattern change Saturday, meaning there's a chance of precipitation this weekend.

Shaun Reimer continues to operate the Penticton Dam at its maximum rate of 60 cubic metres per second.

This graph compares last spring's levels to this year's current conditions (from Jan. 2017 to Apr. 2018).

</who> This graph shows the lake levels from Jan. 2017 to Apr. 2018 and demonstrates the difference in levels between this spring and last spring.

By now, Reimer says, the mid-elevation is starting to flow into the rivers and residents should expect some higher volume in those low-lying areas.

It's what he calls the "natural condition."

<who> Government of Canada </who> The current Okanagan Lake levels from Apr. 1, 2018 to Apr. 24, 2018.

For the past two months, Reimer's been dropping the lake by about half a centimetre every day.

NowMedia will continue to track the levels of Okanagan Lake every day during the spring and summer season. The daily recording is taken at 4:30 a.m.

We'll be checking in with Reimer throughout the spring runoff season as he continues to manage the outflow of Okanagan Lake.

Okanagan Lake's full pool level is at 342.48 metres.

Last year, the lake reached its highest level at 343.251 m, on June 9, 2017.



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