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.