Valley mayors urge conservation ahead of possible drought

May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016 –

With possible drought looming, mayors from Osooyoos to Armstrong are urging valley residents to voluntarily begin conserving water ahead of normal watering restrictions.

The signs are already here and the need to react early is clear, Okanagan Basin Water Board chairman Doug Findlater says.

“There is no snow from here to Big White and we’re usually building some snowpack at this time of year,” Findlater says. “It’s all gone except where they’ve piled it up and at the higher elevations.”

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