Okanagan Water Board brings province & local water users together to discuss & address drought

Kelowna, B.C. – In response to the current drought in the Okanagan, and the increasing stress on fish, agriculture, and other water needs, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) gathered together a broad section of user groups today to review the current situation and coordinate a plan of action.

“Water is one of our most valuable resources and we all need to work together to conserve it,” said Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO), who delivered opening remarks at the Okanagan Drought Response Workshop, held at the Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna. “With drought at its worst level in the southern interior since the Province created the Drought Response Plan in 2010, it is more important than ever for people to curtail their water use now, so more will be available later in summer and fall.”

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