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Low water and high temps have led to the closure of a number of Vancouver Island rivers.

Vancouver Island fishing banned as drought hits Level 4 - British Columbia - CBC News

As I'm leaving tomorrow for Terrace, I'm wondering what water temps are like on the Skeena, Copper, Kitimat, etc. Any thoughts on whether those rivers are too warm to fish now?
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Low water and high temps have led to the closure of a number of Vancouver Island rivers.

Vancouver Island fishing banned as drought hits Level 4 - British Columbia - CBC News

As I'm leaving tomorrow for Terrace, I'm wondering what water temps are like on the Skeena, Copper, Kitimat, etc. Any thoughts on whether those rivers are too warm to fish now?
7-Day Average Streamflow Map - River Forecast Centre ? Ministry of FLNRO ? Province of British Columbia




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As I'm leaving tomorrow for Terrace, I'm wondering what water temps are like on the Skeena, Copper, Kitimat, etc. Any thoughts on whether those rivers are too warm to fish now?
I believe this closure is more of a reflection of the conditions in the south western part of the province. I have not heard anything to indicate drastically elevated water temperatures in the Skeena watershed.
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It's crazy hot here right now. Nothing but 30c in the forecast. It's been hot since early May. Haven't heard about water temps but there will be major issues for several species upriver if this persists.
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Thanks for the links Fred. Its pretty hot and dry in Kootenays and thankfully not much lighting yet. Snow is gone at least a month before normal off mountains and rivers will only warm up and drop now till fall rains. We been like 35-40c here 90-105 f which is way above normal even for late summer.May be more closures and hope hope the fish make out ok and this passes soon. Daryl
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52F at 7 a.m. today in a Skeena trib

I echo the comment that it's been hot and dry, with water levels falling to Oct levels. First thing in the morning, 52F has been the norm the last few days. 55F-59F in the p.m. depending on how much sun has been on the water and the degree of flow.

More concerned about where we'll be in a month re water levels than current temps.

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Water temps shooting up in Skeena tribs

I was too optimistic with my previous post. At 9:00 this morning the water was 58F in the shade and levels continue to drop. No rain forecast for the next week, either. With no snow left in the hills, we need a good old fashioned frog strangler lasting a solid couple of days.

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