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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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Make Water Work in and around your own home

May 18, 2016 – Lake Country Calendar Twenty-eight years ago, when Rob Geier first planted the seeds for what would become a garden beautiful enough to join the Lake Country Garden Tour, there was plenty of grass around the perennial

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Water conservation message

May 13, 2016 – Penticton Western News Municipal leaders from around the Okanagan gathered Wednesday to urge residents to change their water use habits and conserve water as the region — known as one of the driest in Canada —

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Okanagan residents challenged to use water wisely this summer

May 13, 2016 – Westside Weekly Mayors in the Okanagan are challenging each other, and the residents of their communities, to conserve water this spring and summer as part of the Valley-wide Make Water Work campaign. “Last year’s experience with

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Make Water Work plant collection gives residents drought resistant garden options

May 13, 2016 – Kelowna Capital News The Make Water Work challenge lays out several ways residents can conserve water with one community in the Okanagan being named water work champion. Go to makewaterwork.ca to take the challenge and to

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Local mayors urge residents to conserve water

May 13, 2016 – Kelowna Capital News Municipal leaders from around the Okanagan gathered Wednesday to urge residents to change their water use habits and conserve water as the region known as one of the driest in Canada once again

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Record April heat shrinks snowpack

May 12, 2016 – Kelowna Daily Courier Record-breaking temperatures in April melted a lot of the snowpack for the Okanagan and boosted seasonal runoff. The Okanagan’s current average snowpack is 75 per cent of normal, down from 131 per cent

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Okanagan mayors want you to conserve water

May 12, 2016 – Kelowna Now The “Make Water Work” annual conservation campaign kicked off in the Okanagan on Wednesday morning. A group of mayors gathered to chat about the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s (OBWB) Okanagan WaterWise program. “We had

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Warm spring, early fire season, prompts Okanagan mayors to gather & urge water conservation

Kelowna, B.C. – On the heels of last summer’s extreme drought, and with the possibility of another one this summer, valley mayors gathered this morning to challenge each other and their residents to conserve water in what is known as

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Valley mayors urge conservation ahead of possible drought

May 11, 2016 – InfoNews.ca With possible drought looming, mayors from Osooyoos to Armstrong are urging valley residents to voluntarily begin conserving water ahead of normal watering restrictions. The signs are already here and the need to react early is

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Officials urge Okanagan residents to be ‘water wise’ this summer

May 11, 2016 – Global News Municipal leaders from around the Okanagan held a press conference Wednesday to urge their constituents to cut down on water use this summer. Specifically, leaders are asking Okanagan residents to go to the Make

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Mayors urge conservation

May 11, 2016 – Castanet Mayors and councillors from cities up and down the Valley gathered in Kelowna with a common message: conserve water. On the heels of last year’s drought and with the possibility of another bad summer ahead,

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Okanagan Basin Water Board urges residents to conserve in face of drought

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is urging residents to do their part to conserve water and help prevent a provincial declaration of Level 4 Drought in the Okanagan. “We are at ‘Level 3 Drought.’ The entire

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Okanagan Basin Water Board Director Pleased With Water Sustainability Act

AM1150 – March 12, 2014 On Tuesday, the provincial government introduced the Water Sustainability Act into the B.C. Legislature for first reading. The goal is to replace British Columbia’s century-old Water Act and the former Chair of the Okanagan Basin

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Conservation and Drought Planning

2015 Drought Management Workshop – presentations (PDF) Water Conservation Guide for British Columbia Hydrometric Network Requirements for the Okanagan Basin Southern Nevada Water Authority Drought Plan Southern Nevada Water Authority Five-Year Conservation Plan Water Use Plan Guidelines Water Quantity Monitoring


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