International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control holding Annual Public Meeting, co-hosting Science Forum in late October
Osoyoos Lake Board of Control public meeting: Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 6:30-8 p.m. (PDT)
The International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control is holding its annual public meeting at the Oroville High School in Oroville, Washington, at 6:30 p.m. (PDT) on October 26. There also will be an option to participate virtually using the GoTo Webinar platform.
The board will present information on the regulation of Osoyoos Lake water levels for 2022 (to date) and related operations of Zosel Dam by the state of Washington under the International Joint Commission’s (IJC) Orders of Approval. The board will further provide an overview of the role of the IJC, present information on Okanagan and Similkameen basin water management, and hear questions and comments from the public on lake level management and board activities.
These meetings alternate each year between Osoyoos, British Columbia, and Oroville, Washington. This year’s meeting will occur in Oroville with the additional option to participate online. Pre-registration for virtual participation using GoTo Webinar is required. No registration is required for in-person participation, although attendees are asked to complete the sign-in sheet at the door.
Wednesday, October 26, 6:30 p.m. (PDT)
Oroville High School, 1016 Ironwood Street, Oroville, Washington
For additional information, contact:
Mr. Martin Suchy
(604) 209-3712 Martin.Suchy@ec.gc.ca
in the United States:
Mr. Andrew Gendaszek
(253) 552-1612 firstname.lastname@example.org
Osoyoos Lake Water Science Forum: Thursday, October 27, to Saturday, October 29, 2022
Following the public meeting, the board is co-organizing the 2022 Osoyoos Lake Water Science Forum with the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) at the Sonora Center in Osoyoos on October 27-29, 2022.
The forum will be hosted in partnership with the Osoyoos Indian Band and the Okanagan Nation Alliance, with particular emphasis on bridging Western and Indigenous approaches to water and watershed management.
This is the fourth edition of the science forum, following successful events in 2007, 2011 and 2015. The forum provides an opportunity for residents of the Okanogan/Okanagan watershed and the general public to learn about water management and ecological health issues of importance to Osoyoos Lake and the broader transboundary watershed. In addition, it provides a resource for managers and stakeholders to share concerns and identify common goals and challenges and promote transboundary stewardship of this valuable lake and the ecosystem it supports.
Information regarding the forum can be found on at the following link, including the program, speakers, facilitators, registration and venue: obwb.ca/olwsf/
For additional information on the forum, contact coordinator Carolina Restrepo-Tamayo at Carolina.Restrepo@obwb.ca.