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OLWQS now testing Osoyoos Lake for invasive mussels

Osoyoos Times – August 7, 2018 The Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society (OLWQS) has started testing the lake for the larvae of invasive zebra and quagga mussels. The Osoyoos group is partnered in the testing of Okanagan lakes with the

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Grant boosts battle to keep invasive mussels out of Okanagan lakes

Vernon Morning Star – July 25, 2018 The battle to keep invasive mussels from getting into Okanagan lakes is getting an injection of support. The Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society received a grant from the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation

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Mechanical problems delay start of invasive milfoil harvest

Osoyoos Times – June 26, 2018 The summer milfoil harvesting program no sooner started up last week when one of the paddle wheels fell off the boat, bringing the operation to an abrupt halt. James Littley, the operations and grants

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Rising lake shuts down spring milfoil control early

Osoyoos Times – May 15, 2018 The milfoil control spring program came to an early finish last week because of rising lake levels. James Littley, who oversees the program for the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB), said the decision was

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Documentary on local water management wins prestigious award

Osoyoos Times – February 6, 2018 A documentary film about managing water in the Okanagan River and Osoyoos Lake has won a prestigious film award. Jiri and Lucie Bakala, the husband and wife production team from Ascent Films Inc., won

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Luck with rains and prudent water management prevented repeat of 2015 droughts this year

September 27, 2016 – Osoyoos Times Despite some worries at the start of the summer, water managers dodged a bullet this year thanks to June and July rainfall. As September draws to a close, local water users are now safely

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Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society proposes lake appreciation day next May

October 28, 2015 – Osoyoos Times

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Drought of 2015 called ‘dress rehearsal’ for future local impact of climate change

October 28, 2015 – Osoyoos Times

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Water forum organizers want solutions, not doom-and-gloom response to threats

October 21, 2015 – Osoyoos Times

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Osoyoos Lake Water Science Forum Returns

September 18, 2015 – Osoyoos Daily News

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IJC Blog

Western Drought and Salmon Top Agenda for 2015 Osoyoos Lake Water Science Forum 2015/09/16 By Anna Warwick Sears, Ph.D. Executive Director, Okanagan Basin Water Board Kelowna, British Columbia   Water can be a great glue – joining people together to


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Osoyoos Lake Water Science Forum – 2011

Conference Overview: Osoyoos Lake is a microcosm of global concerns. This beautiful lake spans the Canada United States border in the Okanagan River basin, and has many environmental challenges. The 2011 Osoyoos Lake Water Science Forum focused attention on the


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Annual public meeting of Osoyoos Lake Board of Control – September 10

You are invited to attend the 2013 annual public meeting of the International Joint Commission’s Osoyoos Lake Board of Control. This year the meeting will be held in Osoyoos at the Walnut Beach Resort (Vista Room), located at 4200 Lakeshore

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Osoyoos Lake Water Science Forum – 2007

Osoyoos Lake presents, in a sense, a microcosm of global concerns. This beautiful lake spanning the Canada-United States border in the Okanagan River basin is subject to a wide array of challenges to sustainability in the 21st century. The Osoyoos


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Public hearings open on renewal of Canada-U.S. water treaty for Osoyoos Lake

Kelowna,  B.C. – Public hearings  are being held  on the renewal of Operating Orders for Osoyoos Lake July 24 in Oroville Wash., and July 25 in Osoyoos, B.C. And elected officials on both sides of the border are encouraging residents

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