Okanagan Lake levels 2022: Another season of lake-watching concludes

NowMedia Staff | July 22, 2022 in Flood Watch

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(UPDATE: July 22 @ 5:50 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.442 metres – 3.8 centimetres below full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.452 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 5.89 cubic metres per second early this morning.

Now that the lake is clearly in a much better position, we're calling it quits on this article.

Make sure to tune in next spring for another round of obsessive lake-watching.


(UPDATE: July 21 @ 5:25 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.452 metres – 2.8 centimetres below full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.469 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 6.46 cubic metres per second early this morning.


(UPDATE: July 20 @ 5:30 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.469 metres – 1.1 centimetres below full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.474 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 6.49 cubic metres per second early this morning.


(UPDATE: July 19 @ 5:35 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.474 metres – six millimetres below full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.488 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 8.64 cubic metres per second early this morning.


(UPDATE: July 18 @ 5:55 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.488 metres – a whisker over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.509 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 8.24 cubic metres per second early this morning.


​​(UPDATE: July 17 @ 7:20 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.509 metres – 2.9 centimetres above full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.537 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 9.01 cubic metres per second early this morning.


​​(UPDATE: July 16 @ 7:15 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.524 metres – 4.4 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.537 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 9.97 cubic metres per second early this morning.


​​(UPDATE: July 15 @ 5:27 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.537 metres – 5.7 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.542 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 10.7 cubic metres per second early this morning.


​​(UPDATE: July 14 @ 5:44 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.542 metres – 6.2 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.565 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 12.2 cubic metres per second early this morning.


​​(UPDATE: July 13 @ 5:38 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.565 metres – 8.5 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.574 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 13.6 cubic metres per second early this morning.


​​(UPDATE: July 12 @ 5:38 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.574 metres – 9.4 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.58 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 14.6 cubic metres per second early this morning.


​​(UPDATE: July 11 @ 5:25 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.58 metres – 10 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.597 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 17.2 cubic metres per second early this morning.


​​(UPDATE: July 10 @ 8:00 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.597 metres – 11.7 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.605 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 19.1 cubic metres per second early this morning.


​​(UPDATE: July 9 @ 8:00 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.605 metres – 12.5 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.613 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 23.9 cubic metres per second early this morning.


​​(UPDATE: July 8 @ 5:52 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.613 metres – 13.3 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.615 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 30 cubic metres per second early this morning.


​​(UPDATE: July 7 @ 5:43 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.615 metres – 13.5 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.609 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 24.1 cubic metres per second early this morning.


​​(UPDATE: July 6 @ 6:07 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.609 metres – 12.9 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.61 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 23.8 cubic metres per second early this morning.


​​(UPDATE: July 5 @ 5:21 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.61 metres – 13 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.603 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 40 cubic metres per second early this morning.


​​(UPDATE: July 4 @ 5:37 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.603 metres – 12.3 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.599 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 56.6 cubic metres per second early this morning.


​​(UPDATE: July 3 @ 8 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.599 metres – 11.9 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.606 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 24.2 cubic metres per second early this morning.


​​(UPDATE: July 2 @ 8 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.606 metres – 12.6 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.619 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 24.5 cubic metres per second early this morning.


​​(UPDATE: July 1 @ 7:15 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.619 metres – 13.9 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.609 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 26.7 cubic metres per second early this morning.

We chatted with Penticton dam manager Shaun Reimer earlier this week, who believes the lake has peaked and will start to come down consistently in the coming days. Click here to read that story.


​​(UPDATE: June 30 @ 6:15 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.609 metres – 12.9 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.623 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 28.9 cubic metres per second early this morning.


​​(UPDATE: June 29 @ 5:35 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.623 metres – 14.3 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.615 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 31.7 cubic metres per second early this morning.


​​(UPDATE: June 28 @ 5:39 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.615 metres – 13.5 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.624 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 30 cubic metres per second early this morning.


​​(UPDATE: June 27 @ 5:40 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.624 metres – 14.4 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.623 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 28.8 cubic metres per second early this morning.


​​(UPDATE: June 26 @ 8:30 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.623 metres – 14.3 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.621 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 31.2 cubic metres per second early this morning.


​​(UPDATE: June 25 @ 8:30 am) – As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.621 metres – 14.1 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.613 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 33.5 cubic metres per second early this morning.


(UPDATE: June 24 @ 5:26 am): As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.613 metres – 13.3 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.611 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 36.3 cubic metres per second early this morning.


(UPDATE: June 23 @ 5:14 am): As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.611 metres – 13.1 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.607 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 54.5 cubic metres per second early this morning.


(UPDATE: June 22 @ 5:28 am): As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.607 metres – 12.7 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.6 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 54.1 cubic metres per second early this morning.


(UPDATE: June 21 @ 5:29 am): As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.6 metres – 12 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.573 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 59.7 cubic metres per second early this morning.


(UPDATE: June 20 @ 5:42 am): As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.573 metres – 9.3 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.541 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 80.9 cubic metres per second early this morning.


(UPDATE: June 19 @ 6:45 am): As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.541 metres. This is 5.1 centimetres over full pool. 

Yesterday, the lake sat at 342.532 metres. 

For those who don't know, full pool is 342.49 metres. 

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 49.9 cubic metres per second early this morning. 


(UPDATE: June 18 @ 7:30 am): As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.532 metres. This is 4.2 centimetres over full pool. 

Yesterday, the lake sat at 342.516 metres. 

For those who don't know, full pool is 342.49 metres. 

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake was recorded at 44.9 cubic metres per second early this morning. 


(UPDATE: June 17 @ 5:35 am): As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.516 metres – 3.6 centimetres over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.49 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 52.9 cubic metres per second early this morning.


(UPDATE: June 16 @ 5:26 am): As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.49 metres – a centimetre over full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.445 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 56.5 cubic metres per second early this morning.


(UPDATE: June 15 @ 5:20 am): As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.474 metres – 0.006 metres (6 millimetres) below full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.445 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 61.6 cubic metres per second early this morning.


(UPDATE: June 14 @ 6:30 am): As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.445 metres – 0.035 metres (3.5 centimetres) below full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.427 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 106 cubic metres per second early this morning.


(UPDATE: June 13 @ 5:30 am): As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake sits at 342.427 metres – 0.05 metres (5 centimetres) below full pool.

Yesterday, it was 342.41 metres.

Full pool is 342.48 metres.

The record high, which was set on June 9, 2017, is 343.251 metres.

Mission Creek's outflow into the lake, meanwhile, was recorded at 33.6 cubic metres per second early this morning.


(UPDATE: June 12 @ 6:55 am): As of 3 am this morning, Okanagan Lake was sitting at 342.41 metres, which is only 0.07 metres (7 centimetres) below full pool.

Mission Creek’s outflow numbers were measured at 43.7 cubic metres per second this morning. 

Check back Monday morning for the next lake levels! 


(UPDATE: June 11 @ 7:30 am): Today, Okanagan Lake was sitting at 342.408 metres at 3 am, which is only 0.072 metres (7.2 centimetres) below full pool.

Mission Creek’s outflow numbers were measured at 46.1 cubic metres per second this morning. 

Check back Sunday morning for the latest lake levels! 


(Original Story: June 10 @ 12:15 pm): If you have followed NowMedia in recent years, you know that we’ve typically tracked Okanagan Lake levels throughout the spring.

It’s a simple process that gives residents, especially those in flood-prone areas along the lake and local creeks, an idea of the current flood risk.
 


To be honest, we were hesitant to start the lake levels story this year because the risk did not seem all that high during April and May.

Add that to the fact that there was virtually no flood risk over the past three springs and we figured that the public would be fine without the annual tracker this year.

But things have changed due to the delayed snowpack melt, as the Okanagan's snowpack was sitting at 153% of normal on June 1.

We’ve heard from our readers that the lake levels story is something they count on during these months.
 

So, with that being said, we are going to start tracking the lake levels daily through this story, which will be reposted every morning.

It will be updated daily with Okanagan Lake’s level as of 3 am that morning, as well as outflow numbers for Mission Creek, which will give an idea of how fast the snowpack is melting off.

Today, Okanagan Lake was sitting at 342.393 metres at 3 am, which is only 0.087 metres (8.7 centimetres) below full pool.

Mission Creek’s outflow numbers were measured at 41.4 cubic metres per second this morning, which is a fairly high number as Penticton dam manager Shaun Reimer tries to make room for the ongoing spring freshet.

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