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Okanagan Lake levels 2020: Levels below full pool as 2020 lake level story wraps up

(UPDATE: July 27 @ 6:15 am) - Today is the final day of our Okanagan Lake level coverage. As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.468 metres. Yesterday it was 342.491 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 2.13 cubic metres per second.

A heat warning has been issued for the Okanagan, meaning residents in Kelowna, Vernon, and Penticton can expect 30-degree weather over the next few days.

Thanks for following along this year, we're happy we can wrap this story up with no fears of flooding in the Okanagan.

(UPDATE: July 26 @ 7 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.474 metres. Yesterday it was 342.491 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 0.631 cubic metres per second.

A heat warning has been issued for the Okanagan, meaning residents in Kelowna, Vernon, and Penticton can expect 30-degree weather over the next few days.

(UPDATE: July 25 @ 6:30 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.491 metres. Yesterday it was 342.503 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 0.632 cubic metres per second.

A heat warning has been issued for the Okanagan, meaning residents in Kelowna, Vernon, and Penticton can expect 30-degree weather over the next five days.

(UPDATE: July 24 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.503 metres. Yesterday it was 342.53 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 0.608 cubic metres per second.

(UPDATE: July 23 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.53 metres. Yesterday it was 342.542 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 2.54 cubic metres per second.

(UPDATE: July 22 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.542 metres. Yesterday it was 342.547 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 2.99 cubic metres per second.

(UPDATE: July 21 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.547 metres. Yesterday it was 342.565 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 3.52 cubic metres per second.

(UPDATE: July 20 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.565 metres. Yesterday it was 342.582 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 4.22 cubic metres per second.

(UPDATE: July 19 @ 7 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.582 metres. Yesterday it was 342.593 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 4.76 cubic metres per second.

Expect lots of sunshine over the next few days in the Okanagan.

(UPDATE: July 18 @ 7:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.593 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342.604 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 4.60 cubic metres per second.

(UPDATE: July 17 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.604 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342.626 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 4.64 cubic metres per second.

(UPDATE: July 16 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.626 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342.641 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 6.45 cubic metres per second.

(UPDATE: July 15 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.641 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342.647 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 7.23 cubic metres per second.

(UPDATE: July 14 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.647 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342.67 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 8.16 cubic metres per second.

(UPDATE: July 13 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.67 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342.669metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 8.85 cubic metres per second.

(UPDATE: July 12 @ 7 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.669 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342.678 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 9.47 cubic metres per second.

Levels could change this afternoon with possible thunderstorms in the forecast over the Okanagan.

(UPDATE: July 11 @ 6:30 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.678 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342.686 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 11.2 cubic metres per second.

(UPDATE: July 10 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.686 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342.697 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 14 cubic metres per second.

(UPDATE: July 9 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.697 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342.699 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 14.5 cubic metres per second.

(UPDATE: July 8 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.699 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342.702 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 11.3 cubic metres per second.

(UPDATE: July 7 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.702 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342. 715 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 12.7 cubic metres per second.

(UPDATE: July 6 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.715 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342. 718 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 14.2 cubic metres per second.

(UPDATE: July 5 @ 7 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.718 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342. 732 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 16.3 cubic metres per second.

Kelowna and Penticton should see nothing but sunshine for the next 24 hours.

(UPDATE: July 4 @ 6:30 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.732 metres. Yesterday it was at 342.728 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 19.9 cubic metres per second.

(UPDATE: July 3 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.728 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342.725 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 31 cubic metres per second.

(UPDATE: July 2 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.725 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342.734 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 27.4 cubic metres per second.

(UPDATE: July 1 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.734 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342.724 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 17.8 cubic metres per second.

(UPDATE: June 30 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.724 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342.74 metres.

Full pool still is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, was 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 15.2 cubic metres per second.

(UPDATE: June 29 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.74 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342.746 metres.

Full pool still is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, was 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 17.5 cubic metres per second.

We're expecting sunshine today to start off the week, but we'll see some rain tomorrow to end the month of June.

(UPDATE: June 28 @ 7 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.746 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342.75 metres.

Full pool still is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, was 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 20.2 cubic metres per second at 3 am.

Currently, there is a 30% chance of showers in the forecast.

(UPDATE: June 27 @ 6:30 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.75 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342.754 metres.

Full pool still is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, was 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 23.8 cubic metres per second at 3 am.

(UPDATE: June 26 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning Okanagan Lake sits at 342.754 metres. Yesterday it was at 342.757 metres.

Full pool still is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, was 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 26.9 cubic metres per second at 3 am.

(UPDATE: June 25 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning Okanagan Lake sits at 342.757 metres. Yesterday it was at 342.756 metres.

Full pool still is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, was 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 35.7 cubic metres per second at 3 am.

NowMedia meteorologist Wesla English said it’s going to be a bright one.

“We have a warm and sunny day ahead between weather systems,” she said.

She added: “Sun will stick around for Friday morning, but more cloud will start to move in by Friday evening.”

Showers are forecast for Saturday and Sunday.

(UPDATE: June 24 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning Okanagan Lake sits at 342.756 metres. Yesterday it was at 342.748 metres.

Full pool still is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, was 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 36.7 cubic metres per second at 3 am.

NowMedia meteorologist Wesla English is forecasting thunderstorms and hail tonight.

There is a high chance of rain throughout the morning, afternoon and early evening.

(UPDATE: June 23 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning Okanagan Lake sits at 342.748 metres. Yesterday it was at 342.746 metres.

Full pool still is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, was 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 35.8 cubic metres per second at 3 am.

NowMedia meteorologist Wesla English is forecasting a slight chance of showers later today.

“The shower risk will be greater for areas to the north, although a spotty shower isn’t out of the question for Kelowna.”

She added: “A bigger chance of showers will be on deck early tomorrow morning under a weak upper disturbance.”

(UPDATE: June 22 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning Okanagan Lake sits at 342.746 metres. Yesterday it was at 342.748 metres, meaning the level has gone down for the first time.

Full pool still is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, was 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 35.8 cubic metres per second at 3 am.

(UPDATE: June 21 @ 7 am) - As of 3 am this morning Okanagan Lake sits at 342.748 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342.742 metres.

Full pool still is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, was 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 36 cubic metres per second at 3 am.

The Brenda Mine snowpack and Mission Creek snowpack readings are the two that most affect Okanagan Lake. Brenda Mine is depleted, but there is still around 46 cm (observed snow depth) left where the Mission Creek reading is.

(UPDATE: June 20 @ 6:30 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.742 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342.741 metres.

Full pool still is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, was 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 35.8 cubic metres per second at 3 am.

The Brenda Mine snowpack and Mission Creek snowpack readings are the two that most affect Okanagan Lake. Brenda Mine is depleted, but there is still around 46.99 cm (observed snow depth) left where the Mission Creek reading is.

Showers and possible thunderstorms are in the forecast on Saturday. Expect a mix of sun and clouds on Sunday.

(UPDATE: June 19 @ 6:20 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.741 metres. Yesterday it was at 342.729 metres.

Full pool still is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, was 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 37.9 cubic metres per second at 3 am.

The Brenda Mine snowpack and Mission Creek snowpack readings are the two that most affect Okanagan Lake. Brenda Mine is depleted, but there is still around 53 cm (observed snow depth) left where the Mission Creek reading is.

We're in for more dry weather today, but moisture is expected to return over the weekend.

No major showers are in the forecast, but we may see some light rain.

(UPDATE: June 18 @ 6:20 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.729 metres. Yesterday it was at 342.727 metres.

Full pool still is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, was 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 36.9 cubic metres per second at 3 am.

The Brenda Mine snowpack and Mission Creek snowpack readings are the two that most affect Okanagan Lake. Brenda Mine is depleted, but there is still around 59 cm (observed snow depth) left where the Mission Creek reading is.

We will finally see a stretch of dry weather over the next few days. An upper ridge will stay over the BC Southern Interior until at least Friday, bringing us increasing daytime highs and sunny conditions.

(UPDATE: June 17 @ 6:20 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.727 metres. Yesterday it was at 342.705 metres.

Full pool still is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, was 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 39.9 cubic metres per second at 3 am.

The Brenda Mine snowpack and Mission Creek snowpack readings are the two that most affect Okanagan Lake. Brenda Mine is depleted, but there is still around 64.01 cm (observed snow depth) left where the Mission Creek reading is.

We will finally see a stretch of dry weather over the next few days. An upper ridge will stay over the BC Southern Interior until at least Friday, bringing us increasing daytime highs and sunny conditions.

(UPDATE: June 16 @ 6:20 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.705 metres. Yesterday it was at 342.667 metres.

Full pool still is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, was 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 41.8 cubic metres per second at 3 am.

The Brenda Mine snowpack and Mission Creek snowpack readings are the two that most affect Okanagan Lake. Brenda Mine is depleted, but there is still around 68 cm (observed snow depth) left where the Mission Creek reading is.

A pump has been installed in downtown Kelowna as Okanagan Lake remains above full pool. The City has put the pump at the Water Street Boat Launch.

It’s expected to remain in place for up to two weeks. The City also warned property owners pumping water from structures to do so into natural areas such as nearby creeks, ditches or lawns and not into storm drains or the sanitary sewer system.

(UPDATE: June 15 @ 6:20 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.687 metres. Yesterday it was at 342.667 metres.

Full pool still is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, was 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 48.3 cubic metres per second at 3 am.

The Brenda Mine snowpack and Mission Creek snowpack readings are the two that most affect Okanagan Lake. Brenda Mine is depleted, but there is still around 70.99 cm (observed snow depth) left where the Mission Creek reading is.

We are expecting more unsettled weather this week, with rain in the forecast this afternoon/evening as well as tomorrow.

(UPDATE: June 14 @ 7 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.667 metres. Yesterday it was at 342.641 metres.

Full pool still is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, was 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 62.3 cubic metres per second at 3 am.

The Brenda Mine snowpack and Mission Creek snowpack readings are the two that most affect Okanagan Lake. Brenda Mine is depleted, but there is still around 64.99 cm (observed snow depth) left where the Mission Creek reading is.

Environment Canada is predicting showers well into mid-week.

(UPDATE: June 13 @ 6:20 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.664 metres. Yesterday it was at 342.641 metres.

Full pool still is 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, was 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 61.1 cubic metres per second at 3 am.

The Brenda Mine snowpack and Mission Creek snowpack readings are the two that most affect Okanagan Lake. Brenda Mine is depleted, but there is still around 65.98 cm (observed snow depth) left where the Mission Creek reading is.

Periods of showers are expected for most of Saturday.

(UPDATE: June 12 @ 6:20 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.641 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342.624 metres.

Full pool sits at 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, was 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 46.5 cubic metres per second.

The Brenda Mine snowpack and Mission Creek snowpack readings are the two that most affect Okanagan Lake. Brenda Mine is depleted, but there is still around 72.01 cm (observed snow depth) left where the Mission Creek reading is.

The Okanagan is under an extreme thunderstorm watch, according to Environment Canada.

"Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain," the agency explained.

Rain will be in the forecast all weekend.

(UPDATE: June 11 @ 6:20 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.624 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342.615 metres.

Full pool sits at 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, was 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 30.5 cubic metres per second.

The Brenda Mine snowpack and Mission Creek snowpack readings are the two that most affect Okanagan Lake. Brenda Mine is depleted, but there is still around 78 cm (observed snow depth) left where the Mission Creek reading is.

NowMedia meteorologist Wesla English said it will also likely be a rainy day.

“Breaks in the clouds are possible this morning, but then we can expect a few showers to move in during the afternoon or evening,” she explained.

From mid-afternoon to early evening, there will be a high chance of rain and the risk of thunderstorms.

We may be looking at more periods of thunderstorms tomorrow.

(UPDATE: June 10 @ 6:20 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.615 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342.613 metres.

Full pool sits at 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, was 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 25.1 cubic metres per second.

The Brenda Mine snowpack and Mission Creek snowpack readings are the two that most affect Okanagan Lake. Brenda Mine is depleted, but there is still around 84 cm (observed snow depth) left where the Mission Creek reading is.

The real flood risk during this year’s spring freshet has been the local streams and creeks.

Yesterday, the River Forecast Centre rescinded a high streamflow advisory that had been in place for the Okanagan.

“River levels have been improving over the past week due to cooler weather and diminished rainfall,” said a statement from the RFC.

“Weather forecasts for the upcoming week are indicating on-going unsettled weather, however no heavy rainfall is expected. River conditions are expected to continue to improve through the week.”

Although the advisory has been lifted, local creeks and rivers are still flowing fairly fast and the public is advised to stay clear of potentially unstable riverbanks at this time.

(UPDATE: June 9 @ 6:20 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.613 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342.612 metres.

Full pool sits at 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, was 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 27.5 cubic metres per second.

The Brenda Mine snowpack and Mission Creek snowpack readings are the two that most affect Okanagan Lake. Brenda Mine is depleted, but there is still around 84.98 cm (observed snow depth) left where the Mission Creek reading is.

(UPDATE: June 8 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.612 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342.606 metres.

The lake's full pool is 342.48 metres. On June 9, 2017, the lake saw its record high volume at 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 31.9 cubic metres per second.

The Brenda Mine snowpack and Mission Creek snowpack readings are the two that most affect Okanagan Lake. Brenda Mine is depleted, but there is still around 89 cm (observed snow depth) left where the Mission Creek reading is.

(UPDATE: June 7 @ 7 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.606 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342.6 metres.

The lake's full pool is 342.48 metres. On June 9, 2017, the lake saw its record high volume at 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 35.9 cubic metres per second.

The Brenda Mine snowpack and Mission Creek snowpack readings are the two that most affect Okanagan Lake. Brenda Mine is depleted, but there is still around 89 cm (observed snow depth) left where the Mission Creek reading is.

Sunday has a 60% chance of showers with a risk of thunderstorms later on.

(UPDATE: June 6 @ 6:30 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.6 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342.586 metres.

Full pull on the lake is 342.48 metres. The record high is 343.251 metres, which was set on June 9, 2017.

Mission Creek's outflow in the lake is currently recorded at 31.9 cubic metres per second.

The Brenda Mine snowpack and Mission Creek snowpack readings are the two that most affect Okanagan Lake. Brenda Mine is depleted, but there is still around 90 cm (observed snow depth) left where the Mission Creek Reading is.

Saturday should see showers throughout the day well Sunday could also see a chance of rain.

(UPDATE: June 5 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.586 metres. Yesterday it was at 342.578 metres.

Full pool sits at 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, was 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 29.4 cubic metres per second.

The Brenda Mine snowpack and Mission Creek snowpack readings are the two that most affect Okanagan Lake.

Brenda Mine is depleted, but there is still around 91 cm (observed depth) left where the Mission Creek reading is.

Showers are a possibility today, and all weekend.

(UPDATE: June 4 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.578 metres. Yesterday it was at 342.573 metres.

Full pool sits at 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, was 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 34.5 cubic metres per second.

The Brenda Mine snowpack and Mission Creek snowpack readings are the two that most affect Okanagan Lake. According to the weekly snow pillow report, Mission Creek is at 264% for the week of June 1.

Brenda Mine is depleted, but there is still around 94.99 cm of snow (observed depth) left where the Mission Creek reading is.

NowMedia meteorologist Wesla English said it’s going to be a cloudy Thursday with only a few sunny breaks.

“Although the shower risk will remain slim for the valley, nearby mountains will see a greater chance of showers,” she explained.

(UPDATE: June 3 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.573 metres. Yesterday it was at 342.551 metres.

Full pool sits at 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, was 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 38.3 cubic metres per second.

The Brenda Mine snowpack and Mission Creek snowpack readings are the two that most affect Okanagan Lake. According to the weekly snow pillow report, Mission Creek is at 264% for the week of June 1.

Brenda Mine is depleted, but there is still around 99 cm of snow (observed depth) left where the Mission Creek reading is.

(UPDATE: June 2 @ 6:20 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.551 metres. Yesterday it was at 342.521 metres.

Full pool sits at 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, was 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 52.8 cubic metres per second.

According to today's forecast, we may see rain this afternoon and in the evening.

The Brenda Mine snowpack and Mission Creek snowpack readings are the two that most affect Okanagan Lake. According to the weekly snow pillow report, Mission Creek is at 264% for the week of June 1.

Brenda Mine is depleted, but there is still around 99.99 cm of snow left where the Mission Creek reading is.

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The Okanagan remains in a "High Streamflow Advisory," meaning river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but that no major flooding is expected.

Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

(UPDATE: June 1 @ 6:50 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.521 metres. Yesterday it was at 342.506 metres.

Full pool sits at 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, was 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 86.2 cubic metres per second.

The Brenda Mine snowpack and Mission Creek snowpack readings are the two that most affect Okanagan Lake. According to the weekly snow pillow report, Mission Creek is at 167% for the week of May 22. An updated reading will come out today.

Brenda Mine is depleted, but there is still around 105.994 cm of snow left where the Mission Creek reading is.

(UPDATE: May 31 @ 7 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake is at 342.506 metres. Yesterday it was at 342.481 metres.

Full pool sits at 342.48 metres. The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, was 343.251 metres.

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Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 56.9 cubic metres per second.

The Brenda Mine snowpack and Mission Creek snowpack readings are the two that most affect Okanagan Lake. According to the weekly snow pillow report, Mission Creek is at 167% for the week of May 22.

Brenda Mine is depleted, but there is still around 108.458 cm of snow left where the Mission Creek reading is.

(UPDATE: May 30 @ 6:30 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake is at 342.481 metres. Yesterday it was at 342.459 metres.

Full pool sits at 342.48 metres. The record high is 343.251 metres, which was recorded on June 9, 2017.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 50.6 cubic metres per second at 3 am.

The Brenda Mine snowpack and Mission Creek snowpack readings are the two that most affect Okanagan Lake. According to the weekly snow pillow report, Mission Creek is at 167% for the week of May 22.

Brenda Mine is depleted, but there's still around 110.998 cm of snow left where the Mission Creek reading is.

(UPDATE: May 29 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake is at 342.459 metres. Yesterday it was recorded at 342.439 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high was 343.251 metres, which was recorded on June 9, 2017.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded 45.4 cubic metres per second at 3 am.

The Central Okanagan Regional District Emergency Operations Centre, along with local governments, say they are closely monitoring lake levels.

“Higher than normal snowpack levels, warm temperatures and predicted rainfall are all variable factors that can combine to elevate the risk of flooding from creeks, streams and Okanagan Lake,” said Sandra Follack, Central Okanagan Regional Emergency Program Coordinator.

“And while the risk of wide-spread flooding remains low, localized flooding is still a possibility as we have experienced recently. Property owners should be prepared.”

Some lakes, like Kalamalka and Ellison, are currently above full pool.

While Okanagan Lake is currently below full pool, the combination of warmer weather and rain events may result in Okanagan Lake exceeding full pool, which is not unusual during freshet.

Boaters are asked to reduce wake activity close to the shore over the next several weeks and watch for floating debris carried into area lakes from faster flowing tributaries.

The Brenda Mine snowpack and Mission Creek snowpack readings are the two that most affect Okanagan Lake. According to the weekly snow pillow report, Mission Creek is at 167% for the week of May 22.

Brenda Mine is depleted, but there's still around 118.99 cm of snow left where the Mission Creek reading is, which is up near Greystokes Provincial Park.

Those living near creeks, streams and low-lying properties that have experienced flooding and high water in the past are responsible for having an emergency plan as well as the tools and equipment to protect properties from possible damage.

For waterfront property owners, precautions include securing their docks and making sure boat anchor lines are long enough so that they don’t snap if water continues to rise.

(UPDATE: May 28 @ 6:10 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake is at 342.439 metres, bringing it closer to full pool. Yesterday it was recorded at 342.412 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high was 343.251 metres, which was recorded on June 9, 2017.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded 41.4 cubic metres per second at 3 am.

The Brenda Mine snowpack and Mission Creek snowpack readings are the two that most affect Okanagan Lake.

Brenda Mine is depleted, but there's still around 123.01 cm of snow left where the Mission Creek reading is, which is up near Greystokes Provincial Park.

(UPDATE: May 27 @ 6:20 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake is at 342.412, bringing it closer to full pool. Yesterday it was recorded at 342.378 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high was 343.251 metres, which was recorded on June 9, 2017.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded 48.3 cubic metres per second at 3 am.

According to the most recent report from the River Forecast Centre, seasonal flood risk remains in many regions in the province.

Areas currently under High Streamflow Advisory, which includes the Okanagan, are vulnerable to short-term heavy rain events, as river levels are relatively high.

Some of these regions still have significant high elevation snow remaining, including the North Thompson, Shuswap, Mission Creek in the Okanagan and the Boundary region.

According to meteorologist Wesla English, we're entering a dry patch. We should see sunshine for the rest of the week.

(UPDATE: May 26 @ 6:20 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake is at 342.378. Yesterday it was recorded at 342.341metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high was 343.251 metres, which was recorded on June 9, 2017.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded 55.1 cubic metres per second at 3 am.

The sun is returning to Kelowna after some rain yesterday.

“A very slim chance of a shower remains in the forecast this afternoon, but then we will stay dry from Wednesday until at least Friday," explained Wesla English, NowMedia meteorologist.

“Daytime highs will increase over the next few days, with temperatures near 20ºC on Tuesday and in the upper 20s by end of the work week.”

(UPDATE: May 25 @ 6:20 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake is at 342.341. Yesterday it was recorded at 342.318 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high was 343.251 metres, which was recorded on June 9, 2017.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded 32.2 cubic metres per second at 3 am.

According to the forecast, we'll be starting out the week with showers, but a drying trend will start this afternoon and last into the week.

(UPDATE: May 24 @ 7:30 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake is at 342.318. Yesterday it was recorded at 342.285 metres.

There still isn't a huge cause for concern as full pool isn't until 342.48 metres. The lakes record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded 38.6 cubic metres per second at 3 am.

(UPDATE: May 23 @ 6:30 am) - As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake is at 342.285 metres. Yesterday, it was recorded at 342.261 metres.

For those wondering, full pool is at 342,48 metres, meaning there is still some room in the lake. The record high was 343.251 metres, which was set on June 9, 2017.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 43.3 cubic metres per second.

(UPDATE: May 22 @ 6:15 am) - As of 3 am this morning, the lake is at 342.261 metres. Yesterday, at 3 am, it was recorded at 342.229 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high was 343.251 metres, which was recorded on June 9, 2017.

Mission Creek's outflow into Okanagan Lake was recorded at 38.4 cubic metres per second, as of 3 am.

(UPDATE: May 21 @ 6:10 am) - As of 3 am this morning, the lake is at 342.229 metres. Yesterday, at 3 am, it was recorded at 342.198 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high was 343.251 metres, which was recorded on June 9, 2017.

Mission Creek's outflow into Okanagan Lake was recorded at 50.4 cubic metres per second, as of 3 am.

NowMedia meteorologist Wesla English is warning chillier air and a chance of rain today.

“A shower risk remains in the forecast, with the greatest chance of showers late in the day.”

(UPDATE: May 20 @ 6:10 am) - As of 3 am this morning, the lake is at 342.198 metres. Yesterday, at 3 am, it was recorded at 342.163 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high was 343.251 metres, which was recorded on June 9, 2017.

Mission Creek's outflow into Okanagan Lake was recorded at 51.3 cubic metres per second, as of 3 am.

We are in for another day of mixed weather, with thunderstorms a possibility in the afternoon and sun and cloud to start the day.

(UPDATE: May 19 @ 6:10 am) - As of 3 am this morning, the lake is at 342.163 metres. Yesterday, at 3 am, it was recorded at 342.133 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high was 343.251 metres, which was recorded on June 9, 2017.

Mission Creek's outflow into Okanagan Lake was recorded at 52.5 cubic metres per second, as of 3 am.

Today, we're expecting sunshine to start with rain in the cards for later this afternoon.

“We will see sun and cloud to start the day, but our unsettled spring weather pattern will keep in a slight chance of a shower in the afternoon,” said Wesla English, NowMedia meteorologist.

“The risk of showers remain in the forecast through midweek.”

(UPDATE: May 18 @ 7:30 am) - As of 3 am this morning, the lake is at 342.133 metres. Yesterday, at 3 am, it was recorded at 342.044 metres.

Okanagan Lake full pool is 342.48 metres, meaning there's about a 0.347 metre difference between today's levels and full pool.

The record high for Okanagan lake was set on June 9, 2017, when it reached 343.251 metres — which is 0.771 metres above full below.

Mission Creek's outflow into Okanagan Lake was recorded at 54.6 cubic metres per second, as of 3 am on Monday.

(UPDATE: May 17 @ 8 am): As of 3 am this morning, the lake is at 342.071 metres. Yesterday it was at 342.044 metres.

Full Pool is at 342.48 metres. The record high, set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow was measured at 42.6 cubic metres per second.

(UPDATE: May 16 @ 7 am): As of 3 am this morning, the lake is at 342.044 metres. Yesterday, it was at 342.013 metres.

Full pool is at 342.48 metres. The record high was 343.251 meters back in June of 2017.

Mission Creek's outflow was measured at 41.2 cubic meters per second this morning.

Kelowna residents should expect to see lots of showers over the next few days.

(UPDATE: May 15 @ 6:05 am): As of 3 am this morning, the lake is at 342.013 metres. Yesterday it was at 341.979 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high was 343.251 metres, which was recorded on June 9, 2017.

Mission Creek's outflow was measured at 45.8 cubic metres per second.

We are looking at a mix of sun and cloud today and tomorrow, with rain expected on Sunday.

The unsettled weather will also stick around on Monday.

(UPDATE: May 14 @ 6:10 am): As of 3 am this morning, the lake is at 341.979 metres. Yesterday it was at 341.951 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high was 343.251 metres, which was recorded on June 9, 2017.

Mission Creek's outflow was measured at 41.8 cubic metres per second.

Today, we're looking at a possibility of more rain and thunderstorms in Kelowna.

“Expect sun and cloud, however, with weak instability, we will have to keep a slight risk of a shower in the forecast, especially for areas near the mountains,” said Wesla English, NowMedia meteorologist.

UPDATE: May 13 @ 6:10 am): As of 3 am this morning, the lake is at 341.951 metres. Yesterday it was at 341.912 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high was 343.251 metres, which was recorded on June 9, 2017.

Mission Creek's outflow was measured at 41.5 cubic metres per second.

We are expecting more rain today with a chance of thunderstorms.

(UPDATE: May 12 @ 6:15 am): As of 3 am this morning, the lake is at 341.912 metres. Yesterday it was at 341.88 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high was 343.251 metres, which was recorded on June 9, 2017.

Mission Creek's outflow was measured at 39.6 cubic metres per second.

(UPDATE: May 11 @ 6:15 am): As of 3 am this morning, the lake is at 341.88 metres. Yesterday it sat at 341.846 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high was 343.251 metres, which was recorded on June 9, 2017.

Mission Creek's outflow was measured at 42.6 cubic metres per second.

We have a dry and sunny start to the work week, but the pattern will change on Tuesday when the next wave of precipitation moves into our region.

We are expecting showers on Tuesday this week, with partial clearing on Wednesday.

(UPDATE: May 10 @ 8 am): As of 3 am this morning, the lake is at 341.846 metres. Yesterday it sat at 341.809 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high was 343.251 metres, which was recorded on June 9, 2017.

Mission Creek's outflow was measured at 44.6 cubic metres per second, over six cubic metres higher than Saturday.

(UPDATE: May 9 @ 7 am): As of 3 am this morning, the lake is at 341.809 metres. Yesterday it was 341.77 metres.

Full pool is still 342.48 metres. The record high, recorded on June 9, 2017, was 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow was measured at 38.1 cubic metres per second. That number is just under 3 cubic metres more than yesterday.

NowMedia will update the story with more information.

(UPDATE: May 8 @ 6:15 am): As of 3 am this morning, the lake is at 341.77 metres. Yesterday it was 341.752metres

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high level for the lake is 343.251 metres, which was recorded on June 9, 2017.

Mission Creeks' outflow was measured at 35.2 cubic metres per second, which is slightly less than yesterday.

Yesterday morning, residents near Mill Creek woke up to flooding in the street. Click here for the latest update.

(UPDATE: May 7 @ 6:15 am): As of 3 am this morning, the lake is at 341.752 metres. Yesterday it was 341.717 metres

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high level for the lake is 343.251 metres, which was recorded on June 9, 2017.

Mission Creeks' outflow was measured at 40.9 cubic metres per second this morning.

(UPDATE: May 6 @ 6:15 am): As of 3 am this morning, the lake is at 341.717 metres. Yesterday it was 341.702 metres

NowMedia meteorologist Wesla English has warned of the potential for wet weather in Kelowna today.

We should see clearing, with sun returning tomorrow.

The lake is not currently cause for concern at this time.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high level for the lake is 343.251 metres, which was recorded on June 9, 2017.

Mission Creeks' outflow was measured at 27.6 cubic metres per second this morning.

(UPDATE: May 5 @ 6:20 am): As of 3 am this morning, the lake is at 341.702 metres. Yesterday it was 341.665 metres

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high level for the lake is 343.251 metres, which was recorded on June 9, 2017.

Mission Creeks' outflow was measured at 30.6 cubic metres per second this morning.

(UPDATE: May 4 @ 6:20 am): As of 3 am this morning, the lake is at 341.665 metres. Yesterday it was 341.645 metres

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high level for the lake is 343.251 metres, which was recorded on June 9, 2017.

Mission Creeks' outflow was measured at 31.1 cubic metres per second this morning.

(UPDATE: May 3 @ 8 am): As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake is at 341.645 metres. Yesterday it was 341.6 metres.

Full pool is at 342.48 metres, meaning residents don't have anything to worry about for the time being.

The record high level for the lake is 343.251 metres, which was set on June 9, 2017.

In addition to Okanagan Lake, Mission Creeks' outflow was measured at 30.2 cubic metres per second.

(UPDATE: May 2 @ 11:30 am): As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake is at 341.6 metres. Yesterday it was 341.57 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high level for the lake is 343.251 metres, which was record on June 9, 2017.

Mission Creeks' outflow was measured at 25.5 cubic metres per second this morning. That outflow has slightly decreased since Friday's 25.6.

(UPDATE: May 1 @ 6:20 am): As of 3 am this morning, the lake is at 341.57 metres. Yesterday it was 341.555 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high level for the lake is 343.251 metres, which was recorded on June 9, 2017.

There is still no cause for concern, as Okanagan Lake remains well below full pool.

Shaun Reimer, the Penticton dam manager, says that while we should see the lake level number start to go up a fair bit in the coming days, it’ll likely stay comfortably below full pool, unless there’s an extended stretch of rain or heat.

Mission Creek’s outflow was measured at 25.6 cubic metres per second this morning. The outflow has slightly increased the past few days. Yesterday's measurement was 22.8 cubic metres per second.

(UPDATE: April 30 @ 7 am): As of 3 am this morning, the lake is at 341.555 metres. Yesterday it was 341.541 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres. The record high level for the lake is 343.251 metres, which was recorded on June 9, 2017.

Mission Creek’s outflow was measured at 22.8 cubic metres per second this morning, which is slightly above yesterday's measurement.

(UPDATE: April 29 @ 7 am): There hasn't been much change in the Okanagan Lake levels overnight.

As of 3 am this morning, the lake is at 341.541 metres. Yesterday it was 341.532 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high level for the lake is 343.251 metres, which was recorded on June 9, 2017.

Mission Creek’s outflow was measured at 19.1 cubic metres per second this morning, which is slightly lower than Tuesday's.

(Original story: April 28 @ 12:15 pm): In 2017, the Okanagan was devastated by spring flooding.

<who>Photo Credit: NowMedia

In 2018, the region saw some minor flooding, but it wasn't anything overly serious and it didn’t impact the entire summer like the year before.

Last year, with a very low snowpack, there were no issues and Okanagan residents were able to enjoy their spring and summer with not even a hint of flooding (and barely any wildfire smoke).

<who>Photo Credit: NowMedia

Despite that, the potential of spring flooding and Okanagan Lake’s levels are something that more and more residents are paying attention to every year.

With high snowpacks across the province and flooding having already begun in parts of northern BC and northern Alberta, it’s definitely something on people’s minds.

For that reason, we are going to begin our annual lake level story on KelownaNow and PentictonNow to give people a place to easily monitor the lake’s levels each morning.

We will say this: Okanagan Lake is not the concern for flooding right now.

With the snowpacks high all winter (around 120% of normal), Penticton dam manager Shaun Reimer was able to let enough water out of the lake to make plenty of room for that snow to melt over the next few weeks.

Although the lake’s flood forecast can change with a lengthy stretch of consistent rainfall or extreme heat, there’s no reason to be concerned about Okanagan Lake right now.

<who>Photo Credit: Government of Canada</who>Okanagan Lake's levels from when our 2019 story stopped (May 31, 2019) until today. The high last summer was 341.532 metres, which is around 0.7 metres under full pool.

There is a higher level of concern with the tributaries leading into the lake, including both Mission Creek and Mill Creek, but that much is out of Reimer’s control.

Starting today, this story will be updated every morning with Okanagan Lake’s levels as of 3 am that morning.

We’ll also provide information on Mission Creek’s outflow into the lake and, when pertinent and available, updated snowpack information for the region.

Today, Okanagan Lake sits at 341.532 metres, well under the full pool mark of 342.48 metres and nearly two metres below the record high of 343.251 metres on June 9, 2017.

Mission Creek’s outflow was measured at 21.1 cubic metres per second this morning, which was slightly higher than Monday.

Those numbers will likely continue to grow in the coming weeks as the snowpack continues to melt off.



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