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Okanagan Lake levels 2022: Volume decreasing but still over full pool

​​(UPDATE: June 28 @ 5:39 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.615 metres – 13.5 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.624 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

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

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 30 cubic metres per second early this morning.


​​(UPDATE: June 27 @ 5:40 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.624 metres – 14.4 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.623 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, meanwhile, was recorded at 28.8 cubic metres per second early this morning.


​​(UPDATE: June 26 @ 8:30 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.623 metres – 14.3 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.621 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, meanwhile, was recorded at 31.2 cubic metres per second early this morning.


​​(UPDATE: June 25 @ 8:30 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.621 metres – 14.1 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.613 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, meanwhile, was recorded at 33.5 cubic metres per second early this morning.


(UPDATE: June 24 @ 5:26 am): As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.613 metres – 13.3 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.611 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, meanwhile, was recorded at 36.3 cubic metres per second early this morning.


(UPDATE: June 23 @ 5:14 am): As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.611 metres – 13.1 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.607 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, meanwhile, was recorded at 54.5 cubic metres per second early this morning.


(UPDATE: June 22 @ 5:28 am): As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.607 metres – 12.7 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.6 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, meanwhile, was recorded at 54.1 cubic metres per second early this morning.


(UPDATE: June 21 @ 5:29 am): As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.6 metres – 12 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.573 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, meanwhile, was recorded at 59.7 cubic metres per second early this morning.


(UPDATE: June 20 @ 5:42 am): As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.573 metres – 9.3 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.541 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, meanwhile, was recorded at 80.9 cubic metres per second early this morning.


(UPDATE: June 19 @ 6:45 am): As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.541 metres. This is 5.1 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, the lake sat at 342.532 metres.

For those who don't know, full pool is 342.49 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 49.9 cubic metres per second early this morning.


(UPDATE: June 18 @ 7:30 am): As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.532 metres. This is 4.2 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, the lake sat at 342.516 metres.

For those who don't know, full pool is 342.49 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 44.9 cubic metres per second early this morning.


(UPDATE: June 17 @ 5:35 am): As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.516 metres – 3.6 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.49 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, meanwhile, was recorded at 52.9 cubic metres per second early this morning.


(UPDATE: June 16 @ 5:26 am): As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.49 metres – a centimetre over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.445 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, meanwhile, was recorded at 56.5 cubic metres per second early this morning.


(UPDATE: June 15 @ 5:20 am): As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.474 metres – 0.006 metres (6 millimetres) below full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.445 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, meanwhile, was recorded at 61.6 cubic metres per second early this morning.


(UPDATE: June 14 @ 6:30 am): As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.445 metres – 0.035 metres (3.5 centimetres) below full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.427 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, meanwhile, was recorded at 106 cubic metres per second early this morning.


(UPDATE: June 13 @ 5:30 am): As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.427 metres – 0.05 metres (5 centimetres) below full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.41 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, meanwhile, was recorded at 33.6 cubic metres per second early this morning.


(UPDATE: June 12 @ 6:55 am): As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake was sitting at 342.41 metres, which is only 0.07 metres (7 centimetres) below full pool.

Mission Creek’s outflow numbers were measured at 43.7 cubic metres per second this morning.

Check back Monday morning for the next lake levels!


(UPDATE: June 11 @ 7:30 am): Today, Okanagan Lake was sitting at 342.408 metres at 3 am, which is only 0.072 metres (7.2 centimetres) below full pool.

Mission Creek’s outflow numbers were measured at 46.1 cubic metres per second this morning.

Check back Sunday morning for the latest lake levels!


(Original Story: June 10 @ 12:15 pm): If you have followed NowMedia in recent years, you know that we’ve typically tracked Okanagan Lake levels throughout the spring.

It’s a simple process that gives residents, especially those in flood-prone areas along the lake and local creeks, an idea of the current flood risk.


To be honest, we were hesitant to start the lake levels story this year because the risk did not seem all that high during April and May.

Add that to the fact that there was virtually no flood risk over the past three springs and we figured that the public would be fine without the annual tracker this year.

But things have changed due to the delayed snowpack melt, as the Okanagan's snowpack was sitting at 153% of normal on June 1.

We’ve heard from our readers that the lake levels story is something they count on during these months.

<who>Photo Credit: NowMedia

So, with that being said, we are going to start tracking the lake levels daily through this story, which will be reposted every morning.

It will be updated daily with Okanagan Lake’s level as of 3 am that morning, as well as outflow numbers for Mission Creek, which will give an idea of how fast the snowpack is melting off.

Today, Okanagan Lake was sitting at 342.393 metres at 3 am, which is only 0.087 metres (8.7 centimetres) below full pool.

Mission Creek’s outflow numbers were measured at 41.4 cubic metres per second this morning, which is a fairly high number as Penticton dam manager Shaun Reimer tries to make room for the ongoing spring freshet.



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