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As the winter's snowpack continues to melt at high elevation areas surrounding the Okanagan, water runoff is having a dramatic effect on lake levels.
To capture a first-hand look at how much snow is left in the mountains, the KelownaNow team took to the sky with Ikon Adventures last evening to capture some photos of the snowpack that feeds into the Okanagan Water Basin.
The journey began at Kelowna International Airport before heading up north towards Vernon over Duck, Wood and Kalamalka Lake.
After Kalamalka Provincial Park, the helicopter took a turn east then south towards the mighty Greystokes, where much of the snowpack is stored that feeds into Mission Creek and then Okanagan Lake.
The KelownaNow team then visited Big White, which drains into the Kettle River, to gauge how much snow has melted at higher elevations.
Finally, the helicopter traveled back up north and assessed the lake level along Okanagan Lake's shoreline.
Video: A bird's eye view of Kelowna's snow packs
Video: Aerial tour of Kelowna's lakeshore defences
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