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Jan 132011

After three years of intense study, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) and B.C. Ministry of Environment have unveiled the results of the Okanagan Water Supply and Demand Study.

The OBWB and its partners have been conducting studies on urban and agriculture water use, groundwater, and stream flows.


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Jan 132011

Climate change alone, or in combination with increased population growth and irrigation, is not expected to significantly alter average annual streamflows.

Streamflows are predicted to increase in the fall and winter, and decrease in the summer.


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Jan 132011
“When you stand back and look at the results, ultimately they point to the need for conservation.” – Anna Warwick Sears, OBWB Executive Director


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Jan 072011

“The Okanagan is a very dry place. We have less fresh water available per person in the Okanagan Basin than anywhere else in Canada. And yet, the average Okanagan resident uses more than two times as much water as the average Canadian.” – Anna Warwick Sears, OBWB Executive Director