It’s been an extra gloomy winter, but all the record-breaking rain and snow has helped Metro Vancouver get set up for the summer.
“We’ve gone through a really rough winter, a lot of snow, a lot of rain, it’s one of the worst we’ve seen. The good news is that it helps with the snowpack, so it puts us in a much better situation in the spring and going into the summer than we were in the past,” says Darrell Mussatto, North Vancouver Mayor and Chair of the Utilities Committee for the region.
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He says this never-ending winter has really helped reservoir levels.
“Our snowpack is at about 110 per cent of normal, so we’re above normal for this time of year which is really good for us. And the reservoir levels are at the maximum capacity where we expect them to see this time of year.”
Mussatto says there are three high Alpine reserve lakes that are also at maximum levels. He says this can really help toward the end of the summer when extra water is sometimes needed.