The water equivalent of the snow cover on January 11, 1983
The amounts shown represent the estimated depth of water (mm) that would result from melting of
the entire depth of snow present on January 11th, 1983, immediately prior to the rainstorm.
Most if not all, of the snow over central and eastern Newfoundland would have been
melted by the heavy warm rain of 12-14th, thus adding to the runoff generated by the storm.
The Flood of January 1983 in Central Newfoundland. Prepared
jointly by Environment Canada (Inland Waters Directorate - Atlantic Region and
Atmospheric Environment Service - Atlantic Region) and Government of
Newfoundland and Labrador (Department of Environment, Water Resources Division),
1985. Reproduced by permission of Environment Canada and the Newfoundland
Department of Environment and Labour, 1999. Modified by Duleepa