Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Jump Lake Water Levels - Stable

This is the first update on water levels.  Water levels are stable; inflow to Jump Lake has been good, due to rains in March.  Storage is currently at 95% of full; there was a marginal amount of snow that fell over this past weekend.

At this time, there is no need to increase Conservation Level above Level 1, contingent on future updates.  Level 1 will come into effect on June 1.

Nanaimo Engineering & Public Works staff continue to monitor water levels closely, and will issue biweekly updates.

"Summer watering restrictions are an annual occurrence, helps ensure that there is water available for all, and keeps sufficient water aside for fire fighting.  Restrictions also help us be mindful of all water uses, and help keep a conservation mindset to protect this precious resource.  This year, due to the low snow pack, we want to ramp up communications with the public, so there are no surprises if we find it necessary to shift to Level 2 restrictions." Bill Sims Manager, Water Resources Engineering & Public Works 


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