The people who track water levels in British Columbia are hoping for more rain in the next few weeks.
“We have had a quite dry start to the spring.”
Matt McDonald, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, says this time of year is when significant amounts of rain usually fall, but that hasn’t happened..
“The next month or so will really be instrumental in defining the type of summer that we have. Typically, during May and then, into June, especially if we can see some quite good precipitation amounts, that would obviously increase the soil moisture content.”
Historically low snow pack levels in Washington State are expected to cause crop losses costing farmers and ranchers more than $1 billion this year.