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Our water programs focus on water quality and the conservation of our waters. Bodies of water should meet or exceed quality standards and be sufficient to support human, plant, and animal needs. 

Water Quality


Culvert over stream

Projects to improve water quality:

  • water monitoring

  • livestock exclusion

  • riparian plantings

  • wetland restoration

  • native plant selection 

  • erosion control & flooding concerns

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Similkameen bank alongside the Okanogan River

Goals for water conservation:

  • local administration of water bank

  • purchasing a water right(s) 

  • partnering with the county

  • provide water for agricultural use to farmers