Hot, dry June could mean water shortages in southwest British Columbia



June 15, 2009 –  The Vancouver Sun newspaper reports that Metro Vancouver’s reservoirs are full now, but an unusually hot, dry start to the summer combined with rapid snowmelt means the area could be facing water shortages later in the year.

Because most of the snowpack has melted, our water supply may have reached its peak, said Jim McKerr, chairman of the Coastal Water Suppliers Association. The association includes municipalities, regional districts, improvement districts and private businesses involved with water supply along the B.C. coast and Vancouver Island.

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