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DRY WEATHER WORSENS WATER INFLOW

For BC hydro, the snow pack, or lack thereof has been quite challenging.

The dry weather we’ve seen in May and June has worsened the water inflow into the Campbell River hydroelectric system.

Communications spokesperson for BC Hydro Stephen Watson says beginning this week, they will be reducing the Campbell River flow by about half, from about 57 cubic metres per second to about 32.

Watson adds they are doing this is conserve what water they do have up stream in those reservoirs to last through the summer to potentially into the fall.

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People who use the upper system are going to be surprised how low the water is, says Watson.

Whether it’s the visuals of the low water, boat access, or potential hazards in the water, he advises people to just to keep an eye open.

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