Puntledge System In Dire Need of Rain
The Puntledge River (image courtesy CVRD)
Things could be better in the Puntledge River system.
BC Hydro spokesperson Stephen Watson says monthly outflows disproportionately outweigh the inflows.
“We’re getting about one cubic metres a second coming in, but we’re spilling 13/14 cubic metres per second downstream.
It’s a record dry month.”
Watson says this is a complete 180 from earlier in the year, when a good snow pack and plenty of rainfall from the early months more than sustained the system throughout the summer.