Why is Osoyoos Lake Important?
- The lake is home to a large variety of aquatic life and several endangered species
- It is is a crucial waterway for the Columbia River salmon run
- It supplies water for our homes, businesses, agriculture, and recreation
- It's the number one attraction in Osoyoos for residents and visitors
The lake has its own ecosystem. Insects, fish, predators, lakeshore vegetation – even things like temperature and oxygen content, are inter-related. Take out one tiny part of it and the entire balance is upset, creating a ‘domino’ effect.
With an increase in population and development, it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure nothing is done to harm its already vulnerable waters and surrounding aquifers.
Water Science Forum
There is growing public concern about the sustainability of Osoyoos Lake.
In the fall of 2007 and again in 2011, residents, business people, students, government officials and top water scientists in BC came together for a momentous three-day forum and round table discussion.