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Alpine Snow Melt Nearly a Month Ahead of Schedule

Above normal temperatures last month have decimated majority of the snow packs according to the BC River Forecast Centre.

Head, Dave Campbell says with a relatively warm winter that saw not much snow to begin with, the snow melt is about three to four weeks ahead of schedule.

“We’ve seen this trend of melt continue, so really it’s just reflecting a much earlier melt…In terms of the Cariboo it falls into what we call the Middle Fraser Basin and it really kind of echoes the province wide situation…”

Levels at this time of year for 2015 in the Middle Fraser Basin according to Campbell were 68%-a 20% drop for 2016.

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He says this could impact rivers that rely on snow packs to sustain them through the summer, as well as water supply.

The North and South Thompson are the only regions according to the River Forecast Centre with normal snow pack levels in the alpine remaining.

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