Weather Report – July 2023

The El Nino is affecting weather around the globe, creating extreme heat events and exacerbating wildfires, as well as contributing to the regional drought here in the B.C. Interior. Meteorologists are predicting more extreme weather in the weeks to come.

The following graphs were created on July 19 by staff from Environment Canada, to update the International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control.

The International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control is interested in Okanagan Lake because it strongly influences Osoyoos Lake levels. Okanagan Lake is now somewhat below-normal height for this time of the year.

The dam operator is trying to maintain lake levels, but must continue to release a certain volume to meet fish, recreation, irrigation and other water needs downstream.