B.C. government clarifies rototilling rules for Okanagan lakes

Kelowna Capital News – December 9, 2019

The B.C. government has provided clarity on where the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is allowed to rototill for milfoil in lakes located in the Okanagan.

Rototilling is the process the OBWB uses to mechanically remove invasive milfoil along the bottom of Okanagan lakes.

OBWB grants manager James Littley said the new maps show where the board is only allowed to rototill for milfoil in depths greater than one meter around Paddlewheel Park and depths greater than 1.5 meters around Kin Beach in Vernon.

Littley said the province has also lifted a ban on rototilling around the Casa Loma Resort in Okanagan Lake and around the north end of Osoyoos Lake.

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