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Lack of snow could lead to low river flows

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The lack of snow this winter has some worried about what river levels will be like this spring and summer.

Tobi Gardner with the BC River Forecast Centre says it could mean low flows on the mid-island.

Gardner says it’s not uncommon to see very little snow at low and mid-level elevations, but the fact that there’s almost no snowpack at high elevations this year is unusual.

Still, he says the amount rain in the spring will be the real indication of what’s to come.

Officials on the Sunshine Coast say that holds true for their region as well, where stream flows and the regional district’s water supply depend more on spring and summer rain than the winter snowpack.

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