Most readers I am sure are troubled by and some upset because the Publisher keeps pushing this button.
“The experts talk about drought almost every year as we get wetter and wetter in Okanagan” – why?
Jack Bennest does not have all the answers but has been studious in examining most bulletins and graphs ever produced by the BC government.
In 2015 – both Vancouver Island and the coastal rain forest region suffered very DRY conditions – most of the rest of the province did NOT but the FEAR machine kept pumping out the DROUGHT info.
Oliver lies in a dry desert region – in 2015 – the rocks were leaking water, up-hill lakes bloated, rivers, streams, valley lakes full and running high.
But it was a time to spread some FEAR.
Sorry folks trust not the experts – keep your eyes wide open. Ask the experts if they can supply concrete evidence – easily readable by a normal person.
Enough of the technical mumbo jumbo.
Re map shown above – Highest level in 2017 – Thompson Region – very dry – most regions regular dry and coastal normal wet.