Water

Stage 1 water restrictions in effect in Osoyoos. (File photo)

Stage 1 water restrictions in Osoyoos

Residential and commercial properties can only water twice per week

 

Michael Mthandazo drowned saving his son from the Thompson River July 30. (GoFundMe photo)

Fundraiser started for family of Vernon doctor who drowned in Kamloops

Colleague initiates GoFundMe while search for man’s body continues

 

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has received numerous subdivision applications for the area served by the Meadow Valley Aquifer and the Faulder Community Water Service. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen map)

Water supply concerns remain for Meadow Valley

Aquifer study referred back to Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen staff

 

Funding has been allocated for a pump station for the West Bench Water System. (Black Press file photo)

$75K authorized for pump station for West Bench

Money to come from gas tax reserve

Funding has been allocated for a pump station for the West Bench Water System. (Black Press file photo)
A man drowned in the Thompson River in Kamloops on McArthur Island. (Google images photo by Allen Bigg)

Vernon man suspected drowning victim in Kamloops

Long-weekend incident on Thompson River at McArthur Island

A man drowned in the Thompson River in Kamloops on McArthur Island. (Google images photo by Allen Bigg)
Residents are allowed to water trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables only if watering is done by a hand-held container, a hand-held hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle. (ADOBE STOCK IMAGE)

Heat wave puts water restrictions on tap for Okanagan community

Stress on water systems forces stage 2 restrictions, no sprinklers or irrigation

Residents are allowed to water trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables only if watering is done by a hand-held container, a hand-held hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle. (ADOBE STOCK IMAGE)
A water quality advisory for Enderby residents has been rescinded. (Stock photo)

Water taps run dry for some Falkland residents

Conservation urged after leak discovered

A water quality advisory for Enderby residents has been rescinded. (Stock photo)
Greater Vernon Recreation will host a pop-up spray park at Kin Park (beside Kal Tire Place) Monday to Friday from 4-7 p.m. through to September beginning Monday, July 25. (Black Press file photo)

Vernon cools down with pop-up spray parks

The park will be located at Kin Park beside Kal Tire Place Monday to Friday, 4-7 p.m., starting July 25

Greater Vernon Recreation will host a pop-up spray park at Kin Park (beside Kal Tire Place) Monday to Friday from 4-7 p.m. through to September beginning Monday, July 25. (Black Press file photo)
The outlet pipe at Isintok Lake has now been replaced. The new pipe was officially opened on July 19, 2022. The work came in under budget. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland reservoir upgrade completed under budget

Failing outlet pipe at Isintok Lake has been replaced

The outlet pipe at Isintok Lake has now been replaced. The new pipe was officially opened on July 19, 2022. The work came in under budget. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Kildonan Boat Launch is closed due to high levels on Shuswap River in Enderby. (Shuswap River Ambassadors)

Enderby river floating discouraged following rescues

Shuswap River too dangerous for inflatables/paddling

Kildonan Boat Launch is closed due to high levels on Shuswap River in Enderby. (Shuswap River Ambassadors)
The propeller of a motorized boat encrusted with invasive mussels. Zebra and Quagga mussels can thrive in tiny crevices and even inside outboard motors, meaning very thorough cleaning is required to prevent their spread. (Contributed)

Okanagan water board advocates millions for water management

Okanagan Basin Water Board points to three key issues

The propeller of a motorized boat encrusted with invasive mussels. Zebra and Quagga mussels can thrive in tiny crevices and even inside outboard motors, meaning very thorough cleaning is required to prevent their spread. (Contributed)
After the 2020 alagal bloom on Shuswap Lake, the Shuswap Watershed Council facilitated the development of a regional algae bloom response plan for the Shuswap watershed. (File photo)

Algal bloom or pollen? Salmon Arm city councillor wants more timely water testing

Councillor concerned recent algal bloom advisory was prompted by reported sighting, not data.

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After the 2020 alagal bloom on Shuswap Lake, the Shuswap Watershed Council facilitated the development of a regional algae bloom response plan for the Shuswap watershed. (File photo)
The current Okanagan Dam in Penticton, built in the 1970s, has been called inadequate for the modern day demands of managing the Okanagan Lake water level. (File photo)

Water briefs: Mussel inspection program sidelines 5 B.C.-bound watercraft

Two of the boats were destined for Okanagan Lake

The current Okanagan Dam in Penticton, built in the 1970s, has been called inadequate for the modern day demands of managing the Okanagan Lake water level. (File photo)
Just as the first heat wave of summer hits the North Okanagan, a water quality advisory due to higher bacteria levels than allowed has forced the closure of Vernon’s Kin Beach on Okanagan Lake. (Morning Star - file photo)

Okanagan beach closed in heat wave due to water quality advisory

Higher bacteria levels than allowed in Okanagan Lake has forced temporary closure of Vernon’s Kin Beach

Just as the first heat wave of summer hits the North Okanagan, a water quality advisory due to higher bacteria levels than allowed has forced the closure of Vernon’s Kin Beach on Okanagan Lake. (Morning Star - file photo)
A man’s body was recovered from Long Lake after he was reported missing over the weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man’s body recovered from Nanaimo lake after apparent drowning

Victim went for a swim Sunday, searchers found body Monday

A man’s body was recovered from Long Lake after he was reported missing over the weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Okanagan Basin Water Board has launched its Make Water Work campaign for 2022. (Black Press file photo)

Okanagan residents encouraged to get the most out of their water use

The Okanagan Basin Water Board’s ‘Make Water Work’ campaign is back ahead of the 2022 summer season

The Okanagan Basin Water Board has launched its Make Water Work campaign for 2022. (Black Press file photo)
The Mission Creek Restoration Initiative in Kelowna is one of 15 projects to receive funding from the Okanagan Basin Water Board. (OBWB photo)

Okanagan communities soak up water grants

Okanagan Basin Water Board doles out nearly $350,000 to 15 projects Valley-wide

The Mission Creek Restoration Initiative in Kelowna is one of 15 projects to receive funding from the Okanagan Basin Water Board. (OBWB photo)
The Okanagan Basin Water Board recently unveiled its Source Water Protection Toolkit to the Regional District Central Okanagan. (Photo/Black Press Media)

Okanagan Basin Water Board says cooperation vital to protecting drinking water

‘We’re facing complex challenges but we do have many tools to protect drinking water sources’

The Okanagan Basin Water Board recently unveiled its Source Water Protection Toolkit to the Regional District Central Okanagan. (Photo/Black Press Media)
(Barry Gerding/Black Press)

Lake Country residents battle noise as farmers use choppers to keep cherry crops dry

Excess water causes the cherry to split and no longer good for harvest

(Barry Gerding/Black Press)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has approved upgrades to three pumping stations at the Keremeos Irrigation District. (Monique Tamminga - Keremeos Review)

Keremeos irrigation upgrade approved

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen authorizes up to $100,000 for work

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has approved upgrades to three pumping stations at the Keremeos Irrigation District. (Monique Tamminga - Keremeos Review)