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Water Monitoring in BC

Water Monitoring in British Columbia: Scanning the Data Landscape A Report for the Water Monitoring Working Group of the BC Water Funders Collaborative prepared by Carol Luttmer, BSc (Eng), MSc. 2018

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B.C. invasive mussel fight continues into fall season

InfoNews.ca – September 19, 2018 The battle for funding to keep invasive mussels out of B.C. lakes continues as another boating season winds down for the year. Okanagan Basin Water Board communications director Corinne Jackson says their request for federal

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Central Okanagan residents reminded to be careful about what they put down the drain

Kelowna Capital News – September 13, 2018 What you put down the drain or flush down the toilet can affect the quality water of Okanagan Lake says the Regional District of the Central Okanagan. That’s why the regional district has

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20 mussel-fouled watercraft prevented from entering B.C. this summer

Keremeos Review – September 13, 2018 Inspection stations, when they are open, are helping in the prevention of keeping invasive mussels from harming Okanagan area lakes. Since inspection stations opened in the province on April 1, 20 mussel-fouled watercraft were

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Water responsibility focus for October conference

Kelowna Daily Courier – September 12, 2018 The Okanagan Basin Water Board and Canadian Water Resources Association of B.C. are hosting a water responsibility conference in Kelowna next month. The conference will bring together representatives from organizations engaged in water

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Board Report – September

The Okanagan Basin Water Board’s monthly Board Report provides highlights from this week’s Board of Directors meeting. The monthly report provides up-to-date information about the activities, projects, and policies of the Water Board. Please feel free to share widely! Board

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Mining work going ahead

Castanet – September 7, 2018 Controversial exploratory mining work is set to get underway this fall in the mountains between Summerland and Peachland, despite opposition from both municipalities. Troubadour Resources is probing five mineral claims near Eneas Lakes Provincial Park in

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North Okanagan parties agree on wastewater recovery centre

Vernon Morning Star – August 27, 2018

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Coming together on project

Castanet – August 27, 2018

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$37 million wastewater plant proposed for site north of Swan Lake

InfoNews. ca – August 27, 2018 Three North Okanagan local governments are working together on a proposed plan to build a $36.9 million wastewater recovery system. The Regional District of North Okanagan, the Township of Spallumcheen and the Okanagan Indian

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Drought level raised in the Okanagan as rain remains scarce

InfoNews.ca – August 24, 2018 With seemingly interminable smoke swirling through the air, it’s easy to ignore the increase to the Okanagan region drought rating issued today by the provincial government but do so at your own risk. “It’s all

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Okanagan moves into drought level two as hot, dry summer continues

Global Okanagan – August 24, 2018 The Okanagan is now at a level-two drought rating, the provincial government announced on Friday. In response, the Okanagan Basin Water Board put out a drought bulletin, calling the announcement a precautionary measure. In part,

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Okanagan Drought Bulletin – August 24, 2018

OKANAGAN MOVES TO DROUGHT LEVEL 2 AS HOT, DRY SUMMER CONTINUES The B.C. Government has elevated the Okanagan to a Level 2 drought rating as a precautionary measure. While Okanagan water purveyors are generally experiencing average supply conditions, regional drought

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Okanagan reaches Level 2 drought rating

Vernon Morning Star – August 24, 2018 The provincial government elevated the Okanagan to a Level 2 drought rating due to low flows in several important local streams. The province is encouraging everyone to use water wisely and ensure local

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Okanagan now on a level 2 drought rating

Kelowna Now – October 24, 2018 The Okanagan’s drought rating has increased. Weeks of hot, dry conditions have pushed the Okanagan to drought level two, according to the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB). This has fisheries scientists concerned about flows

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