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Okanagan Water Board annual meeting looks at extreme weather & solutions

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) held its Annual Meeting today at Westbank Lions Community Centre in West Kelowna. The theme this year was “Weathering Extremes,” recognizing that the climate in our valley is changing and the

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Annual Public Meeting to be held September 8, 2017

The Okanagan Basin Water Board will host its annual public meeting at the Westbank Lions Community Centre, 2466 Main St. in West Kelowna, this Friday September 8, from 8:30am till noon. The theme of the meeting is “Weathering Extremes”. From

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Okanagan Drought Bulletin 2 – September 1, 2017

OKANAGAN ESCALATES TO DROUGHT LEVEL 3 The B.C. Government has declared a Level 3 drought rating for the Okanagan. It’s a year of extremes in the Okanagan. Between June and August, Kelowna broke its record for LEAST SUMMER RAINFALL, with

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Okanagan Drought Bulletin 1 – August 22, 2017

OKANAGAN IN DROUGHT LEVEL 2 There has been some confusion recently regarding what drought level the Province of B.C. has declared for the Okanagan. While some regions around us have been moved to Drought Level 3, the Okanagan, as of

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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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Update #7 – August 2017

Flood Review The City of West Kelowna, and the Regional District of Central Okanagan have called on the B.C. Minister of FLNRORD to review all the factors leading to the flooding of Okanagan Lake in 2017. According to the Snow

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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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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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Update #6 – June 2017

Weather Report The following forecast is from Accuweather (http://tinyurl.com/y8tmvkuj), which is in line with Environment Canada (https://weather.gc.ca/saisons/prob_e.html). British Columbia: Summer is expected to be drier than normal for most areas, including Vancouver. The exceptions may be the BC Rockies the

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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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Update #5 – May 2017

Weather Update Okanagan snow packs are now above average. All indications are that we should expect a relatively “normal” or average water year, although there are some concerns about flooding if we have a sudden warming in May, with a

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