Federal funds flow to Okanagan to ensure future water sustainability

February 19, 2016 – The Peachland View

A two-year study aimed at examining the Environmental Flow Needs (EFNs) – or the water needs of fish and aquatic ecosystems – in the Okanagan will soon get underway thanks to a federal Gas Tax Fund grant.

The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB), announced the $397,000 cash injection during a press conference held in Kelowna on Feb. 12.

According to OBWB chair Doug Findlater, the first phase of the project will include approximately 10 stream-by-stream studies, using flow monitoring equipment in streams identified as important for fish habitats throughout the valley.

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