Water board resumes some milfoil rototilling

November 29, 2019

Osoyoos Times – November 29, 2019

The Okanagan Basin Waterboard (OBWB) is resuming its rototilling of invasive milfoil in some areas after operations were limited this summer due to the presence of Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussels, believed to be endangered.

Osoyoos mayor and chair of the OBWB Sue McKortoff told council about the change in operations at their regular meeting Nov. 18.

With the mussels now considered a species “to watch” instead of “at risk,” water board staff are rototilling in some but not all regular spots on Okanagan lakes.

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