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Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board held its Annual General Meeting Friday, August 10, at The Innovation Centre in Kelowna. The theme this year was “Preparing for the Future,” acknowledging the focus of the Water Board during the

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Rain barrels aid in conservation of water

Kelowna Daily Courier – April 22, 2018 Shannon Weys believes having a rail barrel will help her make better use of her now forgotten backyard. The Kelowna woman was among hundreds of residents who bought rain barrels and composters uring

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Rain barrels, compost bins popular on Earth Day in Kelowna

Kelowna Capital News – April 22, 2018 Judging by the long lineup of cars long before the gates even opened on Earth Day 2018, water conservation is an important environmental issue for many Kelowna residents. In just under 90 minutes

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Okanagan Basin water projects funded

Kelowna Capital News – April 17, 2018 The Okanagan Basin Water Board has approved $300,000 in funding to 18 projects to help conserve and improve the quality of water in the valley. The water board directors approved the Water Conservation

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Water supply top of mind

April 10, 2018 – Castanet As the region prepares for the spring freshet and the possibility for flooding, the Okanagan Basin Water Board is helping locals to get a grip on this year’s water supply. The group is holding a

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Okanagan Basin Water Board Receives $1.45 million for floodplain mapping

Kelowna Capital News – April 10, 2018 The Okanagan Basin Water Board will enlist a radar technology tool to help valley communities plan and prepare for future flood events. The technology is called LiDAR and it creates digital three-dimensional aerial

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Save water, buy a rain barrel

Kelowna Capital News – April 3, 2018 Purchase a rain barrel this season to support Earth Day. The Regional Waste Reduction Office in partnership with the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s (OBWB) Okanagan WaterWise program will be hosting a one-day-only composter

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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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Anti and pro national park petitions wrap up

Osoyoos Times – March 28, 2018 Competing electronic petitions both against and for a national park reserve in the South Okanagan are wrapping up, but there is no clear winner. A petition calling for the ending of the process to

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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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The xeriscape way – Making changes in the garden

Kelowna Capital News – March 25, 2018 Spring officially arrived this week. Eager gardeners may finally be able to garden without the threat of yet another snowfall. After last year’s intense heat and drought, many people are making changes to

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Communities urged to be ready for floods

Lake Country Calendar – March 21, 2018 The need for Okanagan communities to prepare for the eventuality of extreme weather conditions is one of the takeaway lessons from the 2017 valley flooding response review, says the executive director of the

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Government acted proper in 2017 floods

Kelowna Capital News / Salmon Arm Observer / Keremeos Review – March 16, 2018 Provincial ministry staff could not have done anything different to prevent the widespread flooding across the Okanagan Valley last spring, according to an independent review. The

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Preparing for weather events in Okanagan communities

Salmon Arm Observer – March 15, 2018 The need for Okanagan communities to prepare for the eventuality of extreme weather conditions is one of the takeaway lessons from the 2017 valley flooding response review, says the executive director of the

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Okanagan streamflows, water demands to be studied

Lake Country Calendar – March 9, 2018 With the Okanagan coming off a year which featured heavy floods as well as a drought later in the summer, the supply and demand of water in the region will be studied for

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