Voluntary water restrictions urged in the Okanagan as drought concerns rise

June 21, 2019

InfoTel – June 21, 2019

A continued long-range forecast for drier than normal conditions and the effects of last winter’s low snowpack levels are escalating drought levels in the Okanagan.

The province moved the valley’s drought level to three yesterday, June 20, after data shows present trends could lead to serious water shortages and damage to ecosystems later this year.

It could also mean limited or restricted availability of water for some users if conditions result in water flows below critical thresholds for fish.

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