"There was very little snow in the mountains last year, and when we got to April there was very little snow to melt out," MacDonald said. "April and June were also some of the driest months on record, ever."
Much of British Columbia experienced drought in 2015, with water restrictions affecting homeowners and agriculture.
"Things were dire out here," MacDonald said.
Although it's hard to project into the future, MacDonald said another winter with little snow, coupled with an unusually strong El Niño, could set the stage for another difficult drought in B.C.