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B.C. snowfall, cold snap may be good news for province’s drinking water supply


January 6, 2022
By Ground Water Canada

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Vancouver – The large amounts of snow and colder-than-usual temperatures experienced of late in much of British Columbia could actually be beneficial to the province in the long term, including bolstering its drinking water supply. Such are the thoughts of experts with Environment Canada. The snowpack feeds the watersheds and drinking water supply. About 1.5 billion litres of water are used daily in the Metro Vancouver region, and it’s been estimated there are between 200 and 300 billion litres of water in the snowpack, based on Jan. 1 measurements. CBC News report | READ MORE