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Time to rethink approach to floods, speaker says

Osoyoos Times – August 13, 2018 As the frequency of floods increases due to climate change, and the Okanagan has experienced two consecutive years of floods, now is the time to rethink how we manage flooding. That’s the message that

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Flood management tackled at AGM of Okanagan Basin Water Board

Kelowna Daily Courier – August 10, 2018 “You don’t want to waste a good crisis,” said engineer Brian Symonds, speaking at the annual meeting of the Okanagan Basin Water Board. After dramatic flooding locally in 2017, flood management is a

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Facing the Okanagan’s future flooding issues

Vernon Morning Star – August 10, 2018 The Okanagan Valley communities need a major change of attitude in how to prepare for a future that will see more extreme weather occurrences that result in flooding, says a leader in flood

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Flood management tackled at AGM of Okanagan Basin Water Board

Kelowna Daily Courier – August 10, 2018 “You don’t want to waste a good crisis,” said engineer Brian Symonds, speaking at the annual meeting of the Okanagan Basin Water Board. After dramatic flooding locally in 2017, flood management is a

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Facing the Okanagan’s future flooding issues

Vernon Morning Star – August 1o, 2018 The Okanagan Valley communities need a major change of attitude in how to prepare for a future that will see more extreme weather occurrences that result in flooding, says a leader in flood

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Feds, B.C. provide funds to help Okanagan map its floodplains

Osoyoos Times – April 17, 2018 The Okanagan is receiving $1.45 million in federal and provincial funding to conduct floodplain mapping. The funds were announced last week at a joint news conference in Kelowna with the Okanagan Basin Water Board

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Okanagan valley receives $1.45 million for floodplain mapping

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) held a joint news conference with provincial, Okanagan Nation Alliance and local government representatives today to announce significant funding and a unique partnership to help valley communities plan and prepare for

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Bracing for spring flooding across Okanagan

Lake Country Calendar – April 3, 2018 A record-high snowpack has raised concerns about the potential for widespread flooding across the Okanagan Valley this spring. But while the snow levels are worrisome, the most important weather factor is how fast

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Lake Country preparing for floods

March 28, 2018 – Kelowna Capital News The District of Lake Country is performing mitigation procedures and assessments on its creeks to prepare for floods, said Lake Country’s mayor. Mayor James Baker said remediation work is still being done from

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Internal review of the province’s response to floods is complete

Vernon Morningstar / Kelowna Capital News / Salmon Arm Observer / Lake Country Calendar – February 10, 2018 A retired Vernon engineer has completed a technical assessment of the decisions made by the provincial government during last year’s disastrous floods

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Rising Okanagan snowpack raises flooding concerns

Kelowna Capital News – February 8, 2018 There has been an ominous rise in snowpack levels across the Okanagan Valley, according to the BC River Forecast Centre. David Campbell, section head of the River Forecast Centre, said snowpack levels as

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Milfoil a growing concern this summer due to freezing, flooding

Kelowna, B.C. – After a cold winter and wet spring in the Okanagan, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is getting ready for a significant bloom of invasive milfoil in valley lakes this summer. “In a normal year, spring runoff

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Large snowpacks, early melt mean uncertain forecast

April 20, 2016 – Osoyoos Times With warm temperatures this spring, snowpack is melting faster than usual, but this year there’s more snow than last year at higher elevations. All that adds up to uncertainty among the experts as they

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Above normal temps may cause flooding

April 19, 2016 – Vernon Morning Star The province’s snow melt freshet season is now underway. Snow melt has been observed at most of the automated snow weather stations (ASWS) across the province since early April, indicating a melt season

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