British Columbia is headed towards what could potentially be a summer drought, thanks to record-low snowpack in the mountains. That could lead to low water levels, which could have a major affect on this year's sockeye salmon returns.
There are fears that even if the sockeye return in high numbers it could be difficult for them to reach their spawning grounds if they face warm water temperatures and low water levels.
Last year, millions of sockeye salmon failed to return.
Environment Canada says this has been the country's mildest winter overall since record-keeping began in the 1940's.
Castlegar, in the West Kootenays, experienced the lowest February snowfall ever recorded and Terrace, in the Skeena River basin, had its driest October to February period ever.
Environment Minister Barry Penner says spring rainfall will need to be at or above normal this year to reduce the potential for summer low flow or drought problems. However, in The Weather Network's Spring Outlook, we're calling for below normal precipitation and above normal temperatures.
For more details on what you can expect in B.C. this weekend, make sure you tune into The Weather Network on television. Your National forecast comes up at the top and bottom of every hour.