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Prepare to take the pledge for Peachland and be more waterwise

January 29, 2016 – Peachland View Clearly we experienced an eye-opening event last year, both locally and in the greater region surrounding us. That is, severe drought conditions. Why bring this up while it is still early in the new

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The top Kelowna story isn’t glamorous

December 31, 2015 – Kelowna Capital News If you’re the type of person who likes to read lists, now is your time to tune-in. Year end brings out the list-i-ness—due to listlessness—of every news organization on the planet. Filling space

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Découverte – L’eau

December 6, 2015 – Découverte – CBC Radio Canada TV View video: http://ici.tou.tv/decouverte/S2015E13

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Okanagan water board sees water shortage

October 23, 2015 – Kelowna Daily Courier

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Experts predict more BC droughts

October 9, 2015 – Global News   View video: http://globalnews.ca/news/2269684/experts-predict-more-b-c-droughts/  

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Water forum returns to Osoyoos

September 24, 2015 – Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

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OBWB Drought Update #11

Dear Okanagan local governments and water utilities, Drought Level Three Since my last update, the Okanagan has been scaled back to Drought Level Three, with some streams still flowing low for this time of year. We seem to have weathered

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The lake’s huge… but not infinite

September 22, 2015 – Vancouver Sun

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International Water Forum returns to Osoyoos – drought, mussels, climate top agenda

Kelowna, B.C. – With a drought still gripping parts of B.C. and Washington, concerns over the possibility of a costly mussel invasion, and more, community members and agencies on both sides of the border are coming together to talk.  The

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OBWB Drought Update #10

Dear Okanagan local governments and water utilities, Are we still in Level 4 drought? Yes, we are. The River Forecast Centre and the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) have scaled back the drought levels for the

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Drought Information & Updates

OBWB Weather Updates / Okanagan Drought Bulletins: May 2019 April 2019 February 2019 January 2019 Real-Time Data: BC Drought Information Portal BC Groundwater Observation Well Network Reports: Building Drought Resilience in the Okanagan – Phase I: Gap Analysis and Recommendations


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OBWB Drought Update #9

Dear Okanagan Local Governments and Water Utilities, I’ll be continuing these general drought updates for the remainder of the season. The province is now also doing a weekly drought call with updates from around the region (see below), and this

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Drought Workshop – Presentations now available!

In response to the current drought in the Okanagan, and the increasing stress on fish, agriculture, and other water needs, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) gathered together a broad section of user groups on August 13, 2015 to review

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Okanagan Water Board brings province & local water users together to discuss & address drought

Kelowna, B.C. – In response to the current drought in the Okanagan, and the increasing stress on fish, agriculture, and other water needs, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) gathered together a broad section of user groups today to review

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OBWB Drought Update #7

Dear Okanagan Local Governments and Water Purveyors, This is just going to be a short update on Okanagan drought response, to an expanded list of people. Originally, this series began as an update for OBWB directors, fisheries managers, provincial partners,

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