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Final Snow Survey Bulletin comes in normal

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The Bulletin and Water Supply Forecast show flood-prone basins are below normal values.

The final Snow Survey Bulletin and Water Supply Forecast of the season from Environment Yukon isn't indicating anything out of the ordinary.

Senior Scientist in Hydrology Rick Janowicz says there's a greater amount of snow pack sticking around in west central Yukon for a good reason.

"We've had very little additional precipitation during April. We've had a cooler than normal Spring and a delayed melt so really, the regular normal snow pack that you see represents the delayed melt and not additional snow."

Janowicz says the flood threat is low, as those basins which are prone to flooding such as the Liard, Pelly, and Stewart, are reporting near or below normal values.

"The snow pack in the basins that typically have snow melt, flooding are all below normal so we're projecting the big discharge in those areas to be normal, or below normal."

The numbers throughout the season have been relatively normal but Janowicz says it could quickly change if there is a sudden hot stretch of temperature. 

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