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Annual Public Meeting to be held September 8, 2017

The Okanagan Basin Water Board will host its annual public meeting next month at the Westbank Lions Community Centre. The theme of the meeting is “Weathering Extremes”. From cold weather and floods to fires and droughts, 2016-17 has been a

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Board Report – August

The Okanagan Basin Water Board’s monthly Board Report provides highlights from this week’s Board of Directors meeting. The monthly report provides up-to-date information about the activities, projects, and policies of the Water Board. Please feel free to share widely! Board

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Milfoil a growing concern this summer due to freezing, flooding

Kelowna, B.C. – After a cold winter and wet spring in the Okanagan, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is getting ready for a significant bloom of invasive milfoil in valley lakes this summer. “In a normal year, spring runoff

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Okanagan mayors gather & encourage water conservation in face of weather extremes

Kelowna, B.C. – As flooding issues remain top of mind in the Okanagan, we are reminded of the extreme weather events seen in our valley and the need for all of us to do our part and prepare. Okanagan mayors

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Board Report – June

The Okanagan Basin Water Board’s monthly Board Report provides highlights from this week’s Board of Directors meeting. The monthly report provides up-to-date information about the activities, projects, and policies of the Water Board. Please feel free to share widely! Board

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Okanagan Water Board directors return hopeful after mussel meeting in Ottawa

Kelowna, B.C. – Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) directors are back from their invasive mussel meeting in Ottawa and are looking for significant movement from the federal government on this file. Directors were in our nation’s capital for the annual

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Job Posting

The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent interpersonal, research, writing and organization skills to fill the position of Water Demand Model Technician, reporting to the Executive Director. We offer a competitive wage, based

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Okanagan snow survey highlights

Okanagan Snow Pack: 151% normal Streamflow: Extreme flow and flood levels Flood risk expected to remain elevated over next one to two weeks. Current advisories, warnings, freshet information, hydrometric monitoring, river modelling and snow data are available on the River

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Flexing federal mussels

Castanet – May 11, 2017 While many people are worried at the moment about too much water in the Okanagan Valley, there are also concerns about the future of area lakes – in particular the threat of zebra and quagga

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Board Report – May

The Okanagan Basin Water Board’s monthly Board Report provides highlights from this week’s Board of Directors meeting. The monthly report provides up-to-date information about the activities, projects, and policies of the Water Board. Please feel free to share widely! Board

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DON’T MOVE A MUSSEL Boaters urged to protect waters as mussels move closer to B.C.

Suncruiser West Coast – May 1, 2017 Beautiful warm waters. Hot sandy beaches. Great fishing. The lure of the lakes. It’s what the Okanagan is known for. Now imagine not being able to launch your boat because your favourite spot

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Mussel sniffing dogs

Castanet – April 16, 2017 The Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society is hosting a free public forum on invasive mussels this month in Penticton Among the speakers are Stephanie Hester, coordinator of the Montana Invasive Species Council, who will talk

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17 projects approved to conserve and improve Okanagan Valley water

Kelowna Now – April 15, 2017 Water quality in the Okanagan Valley could be about to improve. The news comes following an announcement from The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) last week that they approved $300,000 in funding for 17

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Free public forum on threat of invasive mussels

Penticton Western News – April 15, 2017 The Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society is hosting a free public forum on the threat of invasive mussels to B.C. The society said the arrival of zebra or quagga mussels in the

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Water quality improving

Castanet – April 15, 2017 The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) has approved $300,000 in funding to 17 projects that will help conserve and improve the quality of water in the valley. “This year we saw a lot of very

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