Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance  lakes_rivers
Lakes and Rivers - The Okanagan is a small watershed so water conservation is important. Our lakes and rivers provide the majority of our drinking water so human health is related to the health of our lakes and watercourses. It is important to control sediments and chemicals from entering storm sewers, and to be aware of runoff from lawn fertilizers and pesticides which can enter lakes. If you are planning work such as building a dock or bridge within a water body, you must have a permit to conduct “instream works” under the Water Act.