Okanagan Faces an Increase in Precipitation: Climate Projections Report

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The Okanagan region in British Columbia (B.C.) is expected to face an increase in precipitation across all seasons except summer, according to a new climate projections report for the 2050s and 2080s.

The report is intended to support a local understanding of how the climate is projected to change and inform regional planning on how to prepare for future climate events.

“This report is one of the most important tools we have in preparing for our future as a region,” said Kevin Acton, chair of the Regional District of North Okanagan. “We need action now, and through this report, we have a clearer idea of what to expect and how to adapt for the longevity of our communities.”

In addition to an increase in precipitation, the climate projections report indicates that the Okanagan can expect:

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