RDKB Announcement: Drought Update August 14th

With the heat warning issued yesterday for the Boundary Region, we need to prepare ourselves for even lower stream water levels and hotter water temperatures. Most of the stream are showing lower than normal for this time of year; we expect that to worsen over this upcoming week. Those with Provincial water licences will be receiving a letter (if you haven’t already) recommending a decrease in your water use by 50%. For Water System users – check your Water System website or speak to your admin to find out what water restrictions are in place. Look both indoor and outdoor, where can you reduce your water use?

We are all withdrawing water out of the same watershed, so every effort you make to reduce your water use helps. Many small efforts together can result in a large outcome.

Keep WaterSmart and FireSmart

To read the full report, click here. 

Kristina Anderson | Watershed Planner (she|her)
watershedplanner@rdkb.com | T: 250.442.4111
Regional District of Kootenay Boundary
2140 Central Ave., P.O. Box 1965
Grand Forks, BC, V0H1H0
Toll-free: 1.800.355.7352 | rdkb.com