Williston Reservoir levels “normal” after June rainfall

first_imgAt this point, Gammer doesn’t expect the lake to reach maximum elevation this year, which would be approximately 2.5 feet higher. Instead, he’s seen what he calls a “very gradual, slow increase” in levels. Precipitation levels in Fort St. John were well above average for June, at 117.3 millimetres. Coupled with a below average May at 28.9 millimetres, the unofficial total for the past two months is 35.1 millimetres ahead of the May/June norm, at 146.2. To stay ahead of the precipitation average for the three months ending July 31st, the city will need to record more than double the amount received this month last year. Although July is traditionally the top precipitation month of the year, with an average of 83.2 millimetres, the Energetic City fell well short of that in 2012, at only 22.1. – Advertisement -However, it was only two years ago that the local airport weather station recorded 144.9 in July, and a record June/July total of 321.4. Still, prior to 2011, you have to go back to 2005 to find a year when the total for July reached the monthly norm. We have 79.7 millimetres to go to match the monthly average this year, after recording .8 yesterday.Advertisementlast_img read more

Newcastle rubbish Carver exit rumours but admit ‘frank’ discussions have taken place

first_img1 John Carver Newcastle United have rubbished suggestions they have sacked John Carver – but admitted ‘frank’ discussions have taken place.The Magpies put in a woeful display during the 3-0 Premier League defeat to Leicester City on Saturday, leading some to suggest the 50-year-old could be set for the chop.Derby County boss Steve McClaren had been linked with the St James’ Park top job, with some reports even claiming the former England manager may take over before the end of the season.But the club have moved to quash those suggestions – and have backed Carver for the remaining three games of the campaign.A statement read: “Following the result at Leicester City on Saturday, there has been two days of frank dialogue with John Carver and senior players.“The outcome of those discussions is that the board, John Carver, his staff and players are absolutely focused on our current situation and the three hugely-important fixtures that remain this season, two of which are at St. James’ Park.“All parties accept responsibility for the current situation but are determined, together, to ensure this Club – your Club – retains its Premier League status.“That is the only focus at this time.”last_img read more