September 8, 2016 – Oliver Chronicle
(Editor’s note: The following is the first in a two-part series on milfoil at Vaseux Lake. This week looks at suspicions that a sewage plant is significantly contributing towards a milfoil surplus. Part 2 will look at the response from the community and governments.)
Milfoil has run amok in Vaseux Lake.
As a result of the the invasive water plant’s unrestrained prosperity, Vaseux Lake is becoming ecologically imbalanced and its recreational offerings are diminishing.
Some residents believe the drastic increase in the rate of milfoil was caused by the installation of the Okanagan Falls Sewage Treatment Plant in 2013, but the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen rejects that hypothesis.