Monitoring wells help water managers understand the basic health of aquifers, and how they are affected by human use and changes in rain and snowfall. The management of local groundwater plays an integral role in the environmental and socio-economic sustainability of the region.
The wells will help protect, manage and sustain groundwater and overall water resources in the Okanagan.
The primary goal of the Okanagan Groundwater Monitoring Project is to develop 15 observation wells in the Okanagan over three years (2010-13).
A number of wells have now been drilled as part of this project, including:
– 2 on Anarchist Mountain
– 2 in Oliver
– 2 in Twin Lakes
– 1 in Spallumcheen
– 1 in Joe Rich