Protect the lake urges Water Board

Trends Magazine – December 2020

Protect the lake is the call from the Okanagan Basin Water Board, a sentiment echoed in a recent survey of Okanagan residents who have growing concerns for water issues in the valley and support for conservation and protection.

“Despite being known for our lakes, the Okanagan has among the lowest amounts of water available in Canada, and yet we have one of the highest rates of water use,” said Water Board chair Sue McKortoff. “Anything we can do to make people aware of this precious resource, and protect it, is important.”

Fires and mussels remain the top two concerns, however the climate crisis has risen to number three.

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