• Reservoir level increased in the past 7 days from 2790.14 feet to 2790.63 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is unchanged in the past 7 days at 51 m3/s.
  • Nine (9) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately five to twenty (5-20) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Reservoir level increased in the past 7 days from 2789.74 feet to 2790.14 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge increased in the past 7 days from 50 m3/s 51 m3/s.
  • Eight (8) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately five to fifteen (5-15) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Reservoir level increased in the past 7 days from 2789.32 feet to 2789.74 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge increased from 49 m3/s to 50 m3/s in the past 7 days.
  • Nine (9) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately twenty to thirty-five (20-35) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Reservoir level increased in the past 7 days from 2788.48 feet to 2788.91 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge remains unchanged at 49 m3/s in the past 7 days.
  • Three (3) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately five to twenty (5-20) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Reservoir level increased in the past 7 days from 2788.91 feet to 2789.32 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge increased from 49 m3/s to 50 m3/s in the past 7 days.
  • Ten (10) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately fifteen to thirty (15-30) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2788.48 feet to 2788.44 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge increased from 32 m3/s to 49 m3/s in the past 7 days.
  • Please note that discharge rates are approximate due to current ice effects.
  • Five (5) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately five to twenty-five (5-25) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2788.56 feet to 2788.48 feet
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is maintained at ~32 m3/s.
  • Please note that discharge rates are approximate due to current ice effects.
  • Two (2) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately five to twenty-five (5-25) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2788.79 feet to 2788.65 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is maintained at ~32 m3/s.
  • Please note that discharge rates are approximate due to current ice effects.
  • Eight (8) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately five to twelve (5-12) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2789.43 feet to 2788.79 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is maintained at ~32 m3/s.
  • Please note that discharge rates are approximate due to current ice effects.
  • Twelve (12) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately five to fifteen (5-15) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2789.56 feet to 2789.43 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is maintained at ~33 m3/s.
  • Please note that discharge rates are approximate due to current ice effects.
  • Twenty-four (24) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately zero to ten (0-10) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2789.56 feet to 2789.43 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is maintained at ~33 m3/s.
  • Please note that discharge rates are approximate due to current ice effects.
  • Twenty-four (24) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately zero to ten (0-10) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2789.79 feet to 2789.56 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is maintained at ~33 m3/s.
  • Please note that discharge rates are approximate due to current ice effects.
  • Three (3) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately twenty to forty (20-40) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2790.01 feet to 2789.79 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is maintained at ~33 m3/s.
  • Please note that discharge rates are approximate due to current ice effects.
  • Twenty-seven (27) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately zero to five (0 – 5) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2790.48 feet to 2790.24 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is maintained at ~33 m3/s.
  • Please note that discharge rates are approximate due to current ice effects.
  • Three (3) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately five to fifteen (5-15) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2790.57 feet to 2790.48 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is maintained at ~33 m3/s.
  • Please note that discharge rates are approximate due to current ice effects.
  • Five (5) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately five to fifteen (5-15) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2790.64 feet to 2790.57 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is maintained at ~33 m3/s.
  • Please note that discharge rates are approximate due to current ice effects.
  • Twenty-three (23) millimetre of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately zero to ten (0-10) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 14 days from 2790.94 feet to 2790.64 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is maintained at ~32 m3/s.
  • Please note that discharge rates are approximate due to current ice effects.
  • Sixteen (16) millimetre of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately twenty to forty (20-40( millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 14 days from 2791.19 feet to 2790.94 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is maintained at ~32 m3/s.
  • Twelve (12) millimetre of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately ten to twenty (10-20) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 14 days from 2791.69 feet to 2791.42 feet
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is maintained at ~32 m3/s.
  • Nine (9) millimetre of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately fifteen (15) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2791.70 feet to 2791.69 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is maintained at ~32 m3/s.
  • Twenty-three (23) millimetre of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately thirteen (13) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Please note that this will be the final Flow Facts in 2023. We will resume in early 2024. Happy Holidays from your Rio Tinto BC Works Team.

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2791.84 feet to 2791.70 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is maintained at ~32 m3/s.
  • Ten (10) millimetre of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately twenty (20) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2791.89 feet to 2791.84 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is maintained at ~32 m3/s.
  • Thirty-two (32) millimetre of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately ten (10) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 24 November to 30 November 2023

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2792.14 feet to 2791.89 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is maintained at ~32 m3/s.
  • One (1) millimetre of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately twenty (20) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Rio Tinto BC Works has shared an FAQ about the current drought conditions on the Nechako Reservoir. Please take a look and reach out to your BC Works Team if you have any questions.

Flow Facts: 18 November to 23 November 2023

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2792.27 feet to 2792.14 feet
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is maintained at ~32 m3/s.
  • Seventeen (17) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately zero to five (0 – 5) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2792.32 feet to 2792.27 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently 32 m3/s.
  • Twenty-eight (28) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately five (5) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2792.41 feet to 2792.32 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently maintained at ~33 m3/s.
  • Twenty-nine (29) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately twenty to forty (20-40) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 27 October to 2 November 2023

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2792.72 feet to 2792.41 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently maintained at ~33 m3/s.
  • No precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately 15-20 (fifteen – twenty) millimetres of precipitation is anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Rio Tinto BC Works has prepared a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ document to address your questions regarding the current drought conditions in the Nechako region.

The BC Works Watershed Team is available to answer any other questions you may have.

Please visit us at the Rio Tinto BC Works community office located at 158 Stewart Street West, Vanderhoof, BC.

You can also reach out directly to Aman Parhar, Community Advisor via phone at 250-407-3514 or email [email protected] 

Flow Facts: 13 October to 19 October 2023

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2792.90 feet to 2792.86 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently maintained at ~33 m3/s.
  • Thirty-one (31) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately 10 – 40 (ten to forty) millimetres of precipitation is anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 6 October to 12 October 2023

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2793.10 feet to 2792.90 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently maintained at ~33 m3/s.
  • Five (5) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately 10 – 40 (ten to forty) millimetres of precipitation is anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions

Flow Facts: 29 September to 5 October 2023

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2793.29 feet to 2793.10 feet
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently maintained at ~33 m3/s.
  • Eight (8) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately 10 – 20 (ten to twenty) millimetres of precipitation is anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 22 September to 28 September 2023

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2793.47 feet to 2793.29 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently maintained at ~33 m3/s.
  • Eleven (11) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately 15 – 20 (fifteen to twenty) millimetres of precipitation is anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 15 September to 21 September 2023

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2793.69 feet to 2793.47 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently maintained at ~33 m3/s.
  • Ten (10) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately 15 – 20 (fifteen to twenty) millimetres of precipitation is anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 1 September to 7 September 2023

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2794.06 feet to 2793.87 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently to 33m3/s.
  • Three (3) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately 5-15 (five to fifteen) millimetres of precipitation is anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 24 August to 31 August 2023

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2794.12 feet to 2794.06 feet
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is scheduled to be increased to 32m3/s on 31 August 2023, with the recent completion of annual maintenance at the spillway.
  • Four (4) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately 5-20 (five to twenty) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 17 August to 24 August 2023

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2795.05 feet to 2794.12 feet.
  • With the termination of the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP) on 20 August, spillway discharge has been decreased to 14 m3/s for annual gate maintenance work.
  • Two (2) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately 0-10 (zero to ten) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 4 August to 10 August 2023

We are currently in the Summer Temperature Management Program. Releases are subject to fluctuations through the STMP period. The main purpose of STMP is to cool the Nechako for fish migration. Through weekly Flow Facts and attached graphics, we report on average discharge for the week. If you have questions about STMP, email [email protected]

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2795.41 feet to 2795.05 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway (SLS) discharge is currently 169 m3/sec, in accordance with the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP), which concludes on 20 August.
  • Eight (8) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately five (5) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 28 July to 3 August 2023

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2795.93 feet to 2795.41 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway (SLS) discharge is currently 280 m3/sec, in accordance with the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP), which concludes on 20 August.
  • Eleven (11) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately five (5) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 21 July to 27 July 2023

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2796.06 feet to 2795.93 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway (SLS) discharge was maintained at 170 m3/sec for the duration of the past week, in accordance with the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP).
  • Fifty-six (56) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately fifteen (15) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 14 July to 20 July 2023

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2796.67 feet to 2796.06 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway (SLS) discharge is currently ~170 m3/sec, in accordance with the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP).
  • Seven (7) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately twenty-five to thirty (25-30) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

The Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP) is now in effect through to 20 August. Read below about the STMP and how we are doing things differently.

What is the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP)

STMP is focused on protecting salmon during migration through the Nechako River. The program is a provincial regulatory requirement and implemented by third party fishery biologists and hydrologists, who collect data and analyze trends to determine spillway operations to regulate water temperatures in July and August. STMP period runs from July 10 to August 20.

What are we doing differently?

Following discussions with our communities around STMP, we are moving towards a gradual increase of water discharge in preparation for the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP). This means that we are not going to release the entire volume of water needed for STMP all at once, instead we are shaping our flow releases to be gradual, as that is a priority for the communities in the Nechako watershed.

Flow Facts: 7 July to 13 July 2023

  • Reservoir level increased in the past 7 days from 2796.64 feet to 2796.67 feet.
  • Following discussions with our communities, we are moving towards a gradual increase of water for the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP). The STMP period runs from 10 July to 20 August and is a provincial requirement to manage water temperatures to protect salmon during migration through the Nechako River.
  • Skins Lake Spillway (SLS) discharge recently increased to 102 m3/sec.
  • Five (5) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately five to fifteen (5-15) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 30 June to 6 July 2023

  • Reservoir level increased in the past 7 days from 2796.57 feet to 2796.64 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway (SLS) discharge is currently 51 m3/sec. SLS discharge will be maintained at a minimum of 49 m3/sec until the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP) goes into effect in July.
  • Five (5) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately five to fifteen (5-15) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 23 June to 29 June 2023

  • Reservoir level increased in the past 7 days from 2796.37 feet to 2796.57 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway (SLS) discharge is currently 51 m3/sec. SLS discharge will be maintained at a minimum of 49 m3/sec until the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP) goes into effect in July.
  • Three (3) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately three to ten (3-10) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 9 June to 15 June 2023

  • Reservoir level increased in the past 7 days from 2795.61 feet to 2796.06 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway (SLS) discharge is currently 50 m3/sec. SLS discharge will be maintained at a minimum of 49 m3/sec until the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP) goes into effect in July.
  • One (1) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately fifteen to twenty-five (15-25) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 2 June to 8 June 2023

  • Reservoir level increased in the past 7 days from 2795.20 feet to 2795.61 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway (SLS) discharge is currently 50 m3/sec. SLS discharge will be maintained at a minimum of 49 m3/sec until the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP) goes into effect in July.
  • Two (two) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately zero to five (0-5) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 26 May to 1 June 2023

  • Reservoir level increased in the past 7 days from 2794.40 feet to 2795.20 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway (SLS) discharge is currently 67 m3/sec, and will be decreased to 49 m3/sec on 1 June, 2023.
  • One (one) millimetre of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately five to ten (5-10) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 19 May to 25 May 2023

  • Reservoir level increased in the past 7 days from 2793.11 feet to 2794.40 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway (SLS) discharge has increased to 66 m3/sec. 
  • One (one) millimetre of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately zero to five (0 – 5) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 12 May to 18 May 2023

  • Reservoir level increased in the past 7 days from 2791.73 feet to 2793.11 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway (SLS) discharge has increased to 50 m3/sec. Discharge will be maintained at a minimum of 49 m3/sec until the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP) is initiated in July. 
  • One (one) millimetre of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately zero to five (0 – 5) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 28 April to 4 May 2023

  • Reservoir level increased in the past 7 days from 2790.60 feet to 2790.83 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway (SLS) discharge is currently 33 m3/s and will be maintained between 32 m3/s and 34 m3/s. SLS discharge is likely to be increased in the near future as ice cover on the Nechako River recedes. Changes to the current discharge rate will be communicated through Flow Facts.
  • Two (2) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately ten to twenty (10 – 20) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 21 April to 27 April 2023

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2790.71 feet to 2790.60 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway (SLS) discharge is currently 33 m3/s and will be maintained between 32 m3/s and 34 m3/s. SLS discharge is likely to be increased in the near future as ice cover on the Nechako River recedes. Changes to the current discharge rate will be communicated through Flow Facts.
  • Eleven (11) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately five (5) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions

Flow Facts: 14 April to 20 April 2023

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2790.95 feet to 2790.71 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway (SLS) discharge is currently 33 m3/s and will be maintained between 32 m3/s and 34 m3/s. SLS discharge is likely to be increased in the near future as ice cover on the Nechako River recedes. Changes to the current discharge rate will be communicated through Flow Facts.
  • Eight (8) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately ten to fifteen (10 – 15) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 7 April to 13 April 2023

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2791.18 feet 2790.95 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently 33 m3/s and will be maintained between 32 m3/s and 34 m3/s for the duration of the winter period. Changes to the current discharge rate will be communicated through Flow Facts.
  • Twenty-five (25) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately fifteen to twenty (15-20) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 31 March to 6 April 2023

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2791.47 feet to 2791.18 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently 34 m3/s and will be maintained between 32 m3/s and 34 m3/s for the duration of the winter period. Changes to the current discharge rate will be communicated through Flow Facts.
  • Five (5) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately twenty to thirty (20-30) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 24 March to 30 March 2023

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2791.77 feet 2791.47 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently 34 m3/s and will be maintained between 32 m3/s and 34 m3/s for the duration of the winter period. Changes to the current discharge rate will be communicated through Flow Facts.
  • Two (2) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately five to fifteen (5-15) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 17 March to 23 March 2023

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2792.05 feet to 2791.77 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently 34 m3/s and will be maintained between 32 m3/s and 34 m3/s for the duration of the winter period. Changes to the current discharge rate will be communicated through Flow Facts.
  • Six (6) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately fifteen (15) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 10 March to 16 March 2023

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2792.29 feet to 2792.05 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently 32 m3/s and will be maintained between 32 m3/s and 34 m3/s for the duration of the winter period.  Changes to the current discharge rate will be communicated through Flow Facts.
  • Nine (9) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately five (5) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions

Flow Facts: 3 March to 9 March 2023

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2792.57 feet to 2792.29 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently 32 m3/s and will be maintained between 32 m3/s and 34 m3/s for the duration of the winter period.  Changes to the current discharge rate will be communicated through Flow Facts.
  • Thirteen (13) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately five (5) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 24 February to 2 March 2023

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2792.77 feet to 2792.57 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently 32 m3/s and will be maintainedbetween 32 m3/s and 34 m3/s for the duration of the winter period.  Changes to the current discharge rate will be communicated through Flow Facts.
  • Fifteen (15) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately less than five (5) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 10 February to 16 February 2023

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2793.19 feet to 2793.00 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently 32 m3/s and will be maintainedbetween 32 m3/s and 34 m3/s for the duration of the winter period.  Changes to the current discharge rate will be communicated through Flow Facts.
  • Forty-three (43) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately ten (10) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 3 February to 9 February 2023

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2793.34 feet to 2793.19 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently 33 m3/s and will be maintained between 32 m3/s and 34 m3/s for the duration of the winter period.  Changes to the current discharge rate will be communicated through Flow Facts.
  • Thirty (30) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately fifteen to thirty (15 – 30) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 27 January to 2 February 2023

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2793.60 feet to 2793.34 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently 33 m3/s and will be maintainedbetween 32 m3/s and 34 m3/s for the duration of the winter period.  Changes to the current discharge rate will be communicated through Flow Facts.
  • Seventeen (17) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately fifteen to twenty (15 – 20) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 20 January to 26 January 2023

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2793.79 feet to 2793.60 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently 33 m3/s and will be maintained between 32 m3/s and 34 m3/s for the duration of the winter period.  Changes to the current discharge rate will be communicated through Flow Facts.
  • Eighteen (18) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately ten (10) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 13 January to 19 January 2023

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from  2793.97 feet to 2793.79 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently 33 m3/s and will be maintained between 32 m3/s and 34 m3/s for the duration of the winter period.  Changes to the current discharge rate will be communicated through Flow Facts.
  • Twenty (20) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with approximately ten to twenty (10-20) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 18 November to 24 November 2022

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2795.72 feet to 2795.57 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge was recently reducedfrom ~40 m3/s to 34 m3/s. It will likely be maintainedbetween 32 m3/s and 34 m3/s for the duration of the winter period.  Changes to the current discharge rate will be communicated through Flow Facts.
  • Sixteen (16) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with thirty to sixty (30-60) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts 4 November to 10 November 2022

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2796.36 feet to 2796.01 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is being maintained at ~40 m3/s. Changes to the current discharge rate will be communicated through Flow Facts.
  • Twelve (12) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with forty to sixty (40 to 60) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 21 October to 27 October 2022

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2796.76 feet to 2796.55 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently ~60 m3/s, and will be reduced to 40 m3/s on 28 October, where it will be maintained for the winter period.
  • Sixteen (16) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with forty to sixty (40 to 60) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 7 October to 13 October 2022

  • Reservoir level decreased in the past 7 days from 2797.26 feet to 2797.02 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently ~60 m3/s, and will be reducedto 60 m3/s by tomorrow, 14 October 2022.
  • Four (4) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with five (5) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 30 September to 6 October 2022

  • Reservoir level has decreased in the past 7 days from 2797.52 feet to 2797.26 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway is currently ~60 m3/s, where it will be maintained for another week. Further spillway discharge rates will be determined based on weather conditions and other factors.
  • One (1) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with two (2) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 23 September to 29 September 2022

  • Reservoir levels have decreased in the past 7 days from 2797.77 feet to 2797.52 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway is currently ~61 m3/s, where it will be maintained until the end of September.
  • In October, spillway discharge is expected to be reduced to 40 m3/s in two 10 m3/s incremental steps by the end of next week. Further spillway discharge rates will be determined based on weather conditions and other factors.
  • Five (5) millimetres of precipitation recorded last week, with two (2) millimetres of precipitation anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 16 September to 22 September 2022

  • Reservoir levels have decreased in the past 7 days from 2797.97 feet to 2797.77 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway is unchanged at ~60 m3/s on 23 August, where it will be maintained throughout September.
  • There was no precipitation recorded last week, and three (3) millimetres of precipitation is anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 2 September to 8 September 2022

  • Reservoir levels have decreased in the past 7 days from 2798.15 feet to 2798.10 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway is unchanged at ~60 m3/s on 23 August, where it will be maintained throughout September.
  • Approximately 15 (fifteen) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, and no precipitation is anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 5 August to 11 August 2022

  • Reservoir levels have decreased in the past 7 dats from 2799.25 feet to 2798.81 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is being maintained at ~300 m3/s until the end of 20 August as part of the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP). Please see image below to learn more about the STMP.
  • Approximately 2 (two) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, and 10 (ten) millimetre is anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 29 July to 4 August 2022

  • Reservoir levels continue to decrease from a peak of 2799.91 feet on 15 July. In the past 7 days, reservoir levels have decreased from 2799.55 feet to 2799.25 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is being maintained at ~300 m3/s until the end of 20 August as part of the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP). Please see image below to learn more about the STMP.
  • Approximately 4 (four) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, and 2 (two) millimetre is anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
Flow Facts: 22 July to 28 July 2022
  • Reservoir levels continue to decrease from a peak of 2799.91 feet on 15 July. In the past 7 days, reservoir levels have decreasedfrom 2799.70 feet to 2799.55 feet.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently ~300 m3/s, and will be maintained as such for the next week.
  • Approximately 2 (two) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, and 1 (one) millimetre is anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Additional information regarding current conditions

Overall, since 1 April 2022, we experienced the 3rd highest amount of rain on record for this period due to the late Spring and recent rain events. However, with recent low precipitation forecasted, Nechako River levels are expected to continue to decrease.

Should you have any questions or concerns, or require additional information, please do not hesitate to reach out by reply email, or through one of the methods listed below.

Flow Facts: 15 July to 21 July 2022

With the current high water event, we recognize the community’s increased interest in reservoir conditions and management. Additional information is provided in this Flow Facts and we will continue to provide updates as needed.

  • Reservoir level decreased from 2799.82 feet to 2799.70 feet in the past 7 days. The reservoir reached a peak of 2799.91 feet on 15 July.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently ~390 m3/s, and will be decreased to ~300 m3/s on 22 July.
  • Approximately 13 (thirteen) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, and up to 5 (five) millimetres is anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Additional information regarding current conditions

Overall, since 1 April 2022, we are experiencing the 3rd highest amount of rain on record for this period due to the late Spring and recent rain events. However, with recent low precipitation forecasted, Nechako River levels are expected to continue to decrease.

Rio Tinto continues to work closely with Indigenous and local communities, stakeholders, as well as the Water Control Board  to uphold reservoir safety and minimize downstream impacts. We will continue to issue information through Flow Facts, Facebook and the Get Involved Nechako website, as well as community meetings as needed. Real-time reservoir activity can be viewed at any time here.

Flow Facts: 8 July to 14 July 2022

With the current high water event, we recognize the community’s increased interest in reservoir conditions and management. Additional information is provided in this Flow Facts and we will continue to provide updates as needed.

  • Reservoir level increased from 2799.75 feet to 2799.82 feet in the past 7 days. See below information about current conditions.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently ~390 m3/s, where it will be maintained for at least another week to control reservoir levels.
  • Approximately 10 (ten) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, and 15 to 25 millimetres (fifteen to twenty-five) is anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Additional information regarding current conditions

Overall, since 1 April 2022, we are experiencing the 3rd highest amount of rain on record for this period due to the late Spring and recent rain events.

Rio Tinto continues to work closely with Indigenous and local communities, stakeholders, as well as the Water Control Board  to uphold reservoir safety and minimize downstream impacts. We will continue to issue information through Flow Facts, Facebook and the Get Involved Nechako website, as well as community meetings as needed. Real-time reservoir activity can be viewed at any time here.

With the current high water event, we recognize the community’s increased interest in reservoir conditions and management. Additional information is provided in this Flow Facts, including details about planned additional Spillway discharge increases, and a community meeting tomorrow 8 July 2022. 

Flow Facts: 1 July to 7 July 2022

  • Reservoir level is currently 2799.75 feet. See below information about current conditions.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently ~373 m3/s and Rio Tinto will make a further increase tomorrow, 8 July 2022, to ~390 m3/s.
  • Approximately 20 (twenty) millimetres of precipitation is anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Rio Tinto will be hosting a virtual meeting to share information and address any questions you may have. The meeting will be held at 2:00 pm PST, 8 July 2022. You can join the meeting as follows:

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Or join by entering a meeting ID
Meeting ID: 287 839 522 847 
Passcode: oG3ELd

Join with a video conferencing device

[email protected]

Video Conference ID: 115 078 235 8

Alternate VTC instructions

Or call in (audio only)

+1 435-429-6336,,620885228#   United States, St. George

Phone Conference ID: 620 885 228#

Find a local number | Reset PIN

Additional information regarding current conditions

Overall, since 1 April 2022, we are experiencing the 3rd highest amount of rain on record for this period due to the late Spring and recent rain events (see chart below).

The Nechako Reservoir is approaching its maximum operating level of 2,800 feet, with projections indicating it will peak slightly below 2,800 feet over the coming days. As of 7 July 2022, the risk of flooding is considered moderate at Vanderhoof, with low lying areas potentially seeing some high water in the Cheslatta watershed and upper Nechako River. The BC River Forecast Centre remains best positioned to evaluate flood risk and we are working very closely with them to exchange information and make decisions about reservoir management to prevent exceeding the flood threshold.

Rio Tinto continues to work closely with Indigenous and local communities, stakeholders, as well as the Water Control Board  to uphold reservoir safety and minimize downstream impacts. We will continue to issue information through Flow Facts, Facebook and the Get Involved Nechako website. Real-time reservoir activity can be viewed at any time here.

Skins Lake Spillway discharge to be maintained
Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently at ~370 m3/s and is expected to be maintained at this level for at least a week, to reduce the risk of reaching full reservoir levels, while also minimizing potential effects on downstream communities. 

Further updates will be provided outside of regularly scheduled Flow Facts as needed.

Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity, can be viewed at any time by visiting Get Involved Nechako.

Flow Facts: 17 June to 24 June 2022

  • Reservoir level increased from 2797.54 feet to 2798.66 feet in the past 8 days.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge will be increased from 292 m3/ to 320 m3/s where it will be maintained for at least a week.
  • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 8 days at various locations are as follows:
    • ​Flow at Nautley increased from 101 m3/s to 103 m3/s
    • Flow at Cheslatta increased from 282 m3/s to 303 m3/s
    • Flow at Vanderhoof increased from 405 m3/s to 439 m3/s
  • Thirty-seven (37) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with ten (10) millimetres anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 20 May to 2 June 2022

  • Reservoir level increased from 2794.64 feet to 2795.41 feet in the past 7 days.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently 221 m3/s and will be increased tomorrow to 275 m3/s to control the rise of reservoir levels with the ongoing Spring freshet.
  • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 7 days at various locations are as follows:
    • ​Flow at Nautley increased from 91 m3/s to 93 m3/s
    • Flow at Cheslatta increased from 122 m3/s to 178 m3/s
    • Flow at Vanderhoof increased from 239 m3/s to 296 m3/s
  • Fourteen (14) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with thirty-six (36) millimetres anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 10 June to 16 June 2022

  • Reservoir level increased from 2796.86 feet to 2797.54 feet in the past 7 days.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge will be maintained at approximately 285 m3/s for at least another week to control the rise of reservoir levels with the ongoing Spring freshet.
  • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 7 days at various locations are as follows:
    • ​Flow at Nautley increased from 98 m3/s to 101 m3/s
    • Flow at Cheslatta increased from 255 m3/s to 282 m3/s
    • Flow at Vanderhoof increased from 375 m3/s to 405 m3/s
  • Eleven (11) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with thirty-three (33) millimetres anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 3 June to 9 June 2022

  • Reservoir level increased from 2795.41 feet to 2796.86 feet in the past 7 days.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge will be maintained at approximately 280 m3/s to control the rise of reservoir levels with the ongoing Spring freshet.
  • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 7 days at various locations are as follows:
    • ​Flow at Nautley increased from 93 m3/s to 98 m3/s
    • Flow at Cheslatta increased from 178 m3/s to 255 m3/s
    • Flow at Vanderhoof increased from 296 m3/s to 375 m3/s
  • Thirty-four (34) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with twelve (12) millimetres anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 27 May to 2 June 2022

  • Reservoir level increased from 2794.64 feet to 2795.41 feet in the past 7 days.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently 221 m3/s and will be increased tomorrow to 275 m3/s to control the rise of reservoir levels with the ongoing Spring freshet.
  • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 7 days at various locations are as follows:
    • ​Flow at Nautley increased from 91 m3/s to 93 m3/s
    • Flow at Cheslatta increased from 122 m3/s to 178 m3/s
    • Flow at Vanderhoof increased from 239 m3/s to 296 m3/s
  • Fourteen (14) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with thirty-six (36) millimetres anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 13 May to 19 May 2022

  • Reservoir level increased from 2793.72 feet to 2794.10 feet in the past 7 days.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge will be increased today from 100 m3/s to 170 m3/s to control the rise of reservoir levels with the ongoing Spring freshet.
  • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 7 days at various locations are as follows:
    • ​Flow at Nautley increased from 69 m3/s to 88 m3/s 
    • Flow at Cheslatta increased from 68 m3/s to 86 m3/s 
    • Flow at Vanderhoof increased from 181 m3/s to 204 m3/s 
  • Nineteen (19) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with nine (9) millimetres anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 29 April to 5 May 2022

  • Reservoir level increased from 2793.11 feet to 2793.34 feet in the past 7 days.
  • Currently, Skins Lake Spillway discharge remains at ~41 m3/s. Discharge will be increased to 49 m3/s when ice formations on Murray and Cheslatta Lakes start to recede in the next few weeks.
  • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 7 days at various locations are as follows: 
    • Flow at Nautley increased from 23 m3/s to 40 m3/s
    • Flow at Cheslatta increasedfrom 52 m3/s to 59 m3/s
    • Flow at Vanderhoof increased from 94 m3/s to 126 m3/s
  • Eight (8) mm of precipitation was observed last week and thirteen (13) mm of precipitation is expected next week.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity, can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts 15 April to 21 April 2022

  • Reservoir level decreased from 2793.14 feet to 2793.07 feet in the past 7 days.
  • Currently, Skins Lake Spillway discharge remains at ~41 m3/s. Discharge will be increased to 49 m3/s in the next two weeks when ice formations on Murray and Cheslatta Lakes recede.
  • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 7 days at various locations are as follows: 
    • Flow at Nautley increased from 16 m3/s to 18 m3/s
    • Flow at Cheslatta remained at 47 m3/s
    • Flow at Vanderhoof decreased from 81 m3/s to 76 m3/s
  • Nineteen (19) mm of precipitation was observed last week and twenty-five (25) mm of precipitation is expected next week.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity, can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 1 April to 7 April 2022

  • Reservoir level is 2793.21 feet, which is unchanged in the past 7 days.
  • Currently, Skins Lake Spillway discharge is ~40 m3/s, where it will be maintained until approximately mid-April, in accordance with the Nechako Fisheries Conservation Program guidelines.
  • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 7 days at various locations are as follows: 
    • Flow at Nautley increased from 11 m3/s to 14 m3/s
    • Flow at Cheslatta increased from45 m3/s to 46 m3/s
    • Flow at Vanderhoof increased from 55 m3/s to 75 m3/s
  • Sixteen (16) mm of precipitation was observed last week and ten (10) mm of precipitation is expected next week.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity, can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

  • Flow Facts: 25 March to 31 March 2022
  • Reservoir level has increased from 2793.20 feet to 2793.21 feet in the past 7 days.
  • Currently, Skins Lake Spillway discharge is ~40 m3/s, where it will be maintained until approximately mid-April, in accordance with the Nechako Fisheries Conservation Program guidelines.
  • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 7 days at various locations are as follows: 
    • Flow at Nautley increased from 9 m3/s to 11 m3/s
    • Flow at Cheslatta increasedfrom43 m3/s to 45 m3/s
    • Flow at Vanderhoof is unchanged at 55 m3/s
  • Five (5) mm of precipitation was observed last week and sixteen (16) mm of precipitation is expected next week.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity, can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 11 March to 17 March 2022

  • Reservoir level has decreased from 2793.37 feet to 2793.25 feet in the past 7 days.
  • Currently, Skins Lake Spillway discharge is ~40 m3/s, where it will be maintained until approximately mid-April, in accordance with the Nechako Fisheries Conservation Program guidelines.
  • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 7 days at various locations are as follows: 
    • Flow at Nautley decreased from 8 m3/s to 7 m3/s
    • Flow at Cheslatta increased from42 m3/s to 43 m3/s
    • Flow at Vanderhoof increased from 53 m3/s to 55 m3/s
  • Nine (9) mm of precipitation was observed last week and fifteen (15) mm of precipitation is expected next week.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity, can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Reservoir level has decreased from 2793.63 feet to 2793.50 feet in the past 7 days.
  • Currently, Skins Lake Spillway discharge is ~40 m3/s, where it will be maintained approximately for the duration of the winter, as per Nechako Fisheries Conservation Program guidelines.
  • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 7 days at various locations are as follows:
    • Flow at Nautley is unchanged at 8 m3/s
    • Flow at Cheslattais unchanged at41 m3/s
    • Flow at Vanderhoof increased from 51m3/s to 53 m3/s
  • Fourteen (14) mm of precipitation was observed last week and eight (8) mm of precipitation is expected next week.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity, can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Reservoir level has decreased from 2793.84 feet to 2793.82 feet in the past 7 days.
  • Currently, Skins Lake Spillway discharge is 40 m3/s, where it will be maintained approximately for the duration of the winter, as per Nechako Fisheries Conservation Program guidelines.
  • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 7 days at various locations are as follows:
    • Flow at Nautley is unchanged at 10 m3/s
    • Flow at Cheslatta is unchanged at 42 m3/s
    • Flow at Vanderhoof decreased from 52 m3/s to 51 m3/s
  • Four (4) mm of precipitation was observed last week and fifteen (15) mm of precipitation is expected next week.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity, can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 28 January to 3 February 2022

  • Reservoir level has decreased from 2794.08 feet to 2793.92 feet in the past 7 days.
  • Currently, Skins Lake Spillway discharge is 40 m3/s, where it will be maintained approximately for the duration of the winter, as per Nechako Fisheries Conservation Program guidelines.
  • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 7 days at various locations are as follows:
    • Flow at Nautley decreased from 13 m3/s to 9 m3/s
    • Flow at Cheslatta increased from 43 m3/s to 44 m3/s
    • Flow at Vanderhoof decreased from 54 m3/s to 53 m3/s
  • Nine (9) mm of precipitation was observed last week and fourteen (14) mm of precipitation is expected next week.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity, can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Reservoir level has decreased from 2794.21 feet to 2794.08 feet in the past 7 days.
  • Currently, Skins Lake Spillway discharge is 40 m3/s, where it will be maintained approximately for the duration of the winter, as per Nechako Fisheries Conservation Program guidelines.
  • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 7 days at various locations are as follows:
    • Flow at Nautley is unchanged at 13 m3/s
    • Flow at Cheslatta is unchanged at 43 m3/s
    • Flow at Vanderhoof is unchanged at 54 m3/s
  • Ten (10) mm of precipitation was observed last week and sixteen (16) mm of precipitation is expected next week.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity, can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Reservoir level has decreased from 2794.29 feet to 2794.21 feet in the past 7 days.
  • Currently, Skins Lake Spillway discharge is 40 m3/s, where it will be maintained approximately for the duration of the winter, as per Nechako Fisheries Conservation Program guidelines.
  • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 7 days at various locations are as follows:
    • Flow at Nautley increased from 8 m3/s to 13 m3/s
    • Flow at Cheslatta decreased 46 m3/s to 43 m3/s
    • Flow at Vanderhoof decreased from 55 m3/s to 54 m3/s
  • Twenty-eight (28) mm of precipitation was observed last week and four (4) mm of precipitation is expected for next week.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity, can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Reservoir level has decreased from 2794.37 feet to 2794.29 feet in the past 8 days.
  • Currently, Skins Lake Spillway discharge is 40 m3/s, where it will be maintained approximately for the duration of the winter, as per Nechako Fisheries Conservation Program guidelines.
  • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 8 days at various locations are as follows:
    • Flow at Nautley is unchanged at 8 m3/s
    • Flow at Cheslatta increased from 37 m3/s to 46 m3/s
    • Flow at Vanderhoof decreased from 56 m3/s to 55 m3/s
  • Thirty-two (32) mm of precipitation was observed last week and eighteen (18) mm of precipitation is expected for next week.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity, can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Reservoir level has decreased from 2794.60 feet to 2794.37 feet in the past 13 days.
  • Currently, Skins Lake Spillway discharge is 40 m3/s, where it will be maintained approximately for the duration of the winter, as per Nechako Fisheries Conservation Program guidelines.
  • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 13 days at various locations are as follows:
    • Flow at Nautley increased from 6 m3/s to 8 m3/s
    • Flow at Cheslatta decreased from 42 m3/s to 37 m3/s
    • Flow at Vanderhoof decreased from 58 m3/s to 56 m3/s
  • Twenty-six (26) mm of precipitation was observed last week and twenty-three (23) mm of precipitation is expected for next week.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity, can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Reservoir level has decreased from 2794.78 feet to 2794.69 feet in the past 7 days.
  • Currently, Skins Lake Spillway discharge is 40 m3/s, where it will be maintained approximately for the duration of the winter, as per Nechako Fisheries Conservation Program guidelines.
  • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 7 days at various locations are as follows:
    • Flow at Nautleyincreased from 6 m3/s to 9 m3/s
    • Flow at Cheslatta decreased from 45 m3/s to 44 m3/s
    • Flow at Vanderhoof decreased from 60 m3/s to 59 m3/s
  • Eighteen (18) mm of precipitation was observed last week and twenty (20) mm of precipitation is expected for next week.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity, can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.
  • Reservoir level has increased from 2794.75 feet to 2794.80 feet in the past 7 days.
  • Currently, Skins Lake Spillway discharge is 40 m3/s, where it will be maintained approximately for the duration of the winter, as per Nechako Fisheries Conservation Program guidelines.
  • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 7 days at various locations are as follows:
    • Flow at Nautleyincreased from 11 m3/s to 12 m3/s
    • Flow at Cheslatta decreased from 51 m3/s to 48 m3/s
    • Flow at Vanderhoof decreased from 67 m3/s to 61 m3/s
  • Forty-seven (47) mm of precipitation was observed last week and thirteen (13) mm of precipitation is expected for next week.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity, can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 19 November to 25 November 2021

  • Reservoir level has decreased from 2794.77 feet to 2794.75 feet in the past 7 days
  • Currently, Skins Lake Spillway discharge is unchanged at 40 m3/sec, where it will be maintained approximately for the duration of the winter, as per Nechako Fisheries Conservation Program guidelines.
  • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 7 days at various locations are as follows:
    • Flow at Nautley remains unchanged at 11m3/sec
    • Flow at Cheslatta decreased from 61 m3/sec to 51 m3/sec
    • Flow at Vanderhoof decreased from 78 m3/sec to 67 m3/sec
  • Twenty-two (22) mm of precipitation was observed last week and twenty-one (21) mm of precipitation is expected next week.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by visiting here. Please see images below for further details regarding reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 11 November to 18 November 2021

  • Reservoir level has increased from 2794.75 feet to 2794.77 feet in the past 8 days.
  • Currently, Skins Lake Spillway discharge is 40 m3/s, where it will be maintained approximately for the duration of the winter, as per Nechako Fisheries Conservation Program guidelines.
  • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 8 days at various locations are as follows:
    • Flow at Nautley decreased from 12 m3/s to 11 m3/s
    • Flow at Cheslatta decreased from 87 m3/s to 61 m3/s
    • Flow at Vanderhoof decreased from 113 m3/s to 78 m3/s
  • Forty (40) mm of precipitation was observed last week and thirteen (13) mm of precipitation is expected for next week.
  • View the reservoir condition report below or access real-time and historical reservoir activity here