Okanagan Lake exceeds "full pool" 4 out of the last 5 years

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Re: Okanagan Lake exceeds "full pool" 4 out of the last 5 ye

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Glacier wrote:They were letting out water very early this year. The flood gates were wide open very early. Also, they underestimated the amount of snowpack in the Okanagan because there aren't enough stations to get an accurate number. There's not much else they could do except let even more water out in the Fall and Winter, but if they did that and we hit drought conditions starting February, everyone would be crying about how they let too much water out, so the operator can't win.

Very good point - and I'd much rather have a little too much water than not enough. Drought is far worse than flood.
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