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Serving the water needs of Kelowna since 1990.
Kelowna's Water Suppliers
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- Black Mountain Irrigation District
- City of Kelowna
- Glenmore-Ellison Improvement District
- Rutland Waterworks District
- South-East Kelowna Irrigation District
|Zebra Mussel – US Fish & Wildlife||Quagga Mussel – National Park Service|
Zebra and quagga mussels are closely-related mollusks that originate from Europe and are non-native to North America. They live in freshwater – such as lakes and rivers – and are invasive, known to encrust and corrode hard surfaces and cause serious harm to waters where they become established.
Fortunately, as best as we know, the Okanagan is still free from invasive mussels.
Let’s keep it that way.
It wouldn’t take long for the mussels to get established once they arrive. Each female can produce about 1 million eggs per year. And, the mussels can be spread unknowingly by boaters, fishers and other well-meaning nature lovers. At their youngest stage, the invasive mussels are the size of a grain of sand. At their largest they are the size of your thumbnail (1.5 to 2 cm). They are often brought in on boats and other recreational water toys (e.g. kayaks). But they can also come in on hipwaders, fishing tackle boxes, life jackets and other objects that have spent time in infested waters.
WHERE DID THEY COME FROM?
They were first introduced to Canada’s Great Lakes region and the United States in the 1980s after ballast water was discharged by vessels traveling from Europe. (Read More)
May 16, 2016
Tree-ring data suggest B.C. is facing harshest droughts in 350 years
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British Columbia is facing droughts more severe...Read More
January 15, 2016
An Eastern Washington University meteorologist says he has a different take on what El Nino will do this winter in the Northwest.
By MITCH LIES For the Capital Press
Eastern Washington University meteorologist...Read More
October 7, 2015
To make sure small water systems in British Columbia thrive, Health Minister Terry Lake today announced $500,000 in funding for the BC Water & and Waste Association.
“I made a commitment at the Union of BC...Read More
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