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View of Osoyoos Lake looking North (photo source: Environment Canada)

Osoyoos Lake
Photo by: Environment Canada

On January 31, 2013, The International Joint Commission announced that it had issued a Supplementary Order of Approval renewing the State of Washington’s authority to operate Zosel Dam and making minor modifications in how water levels on Osoyoos Lake will be managed.

     Supplementary Order of Approval 2013-01-29


Please refer to the reports section of the website for more information on studies related to the Order renewal process and other documents of relevance to the Board of Control, including annual Board reports to the IJC.  The records section of the Reports page contains records of past Board meetings and relevant IJC Orders of Approval for Osoyoos Lake.
 
To contact Zosel Dam Operations in case of an emergency: http://ijc.org/en_/iolbc/Emergency_Contacts
 
 

IJC Drought Criteria for Osoyoos Lake not met in 2016.

The International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control (Board) has reviewed the criteria for drought conditions in the Okanagan Valley per Condition 8 of the International Joint Commission’s 2013 Supplementary Order of Approval. Based on water-supply forecasts as of early April, the Board has decided that the criteria for a drought to be declared were not met in 2016.  Please go here for more information.

Call for website photos!

The International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control is seeking digital photo submissions from members of the public for posting to this website.  Specifically, we are accepting submissions of high quality scenic photos for use as home page sliders.  Please see the attached submission criteria here and send us your best Osoyoos Lake pics!