Okanagan Basin Water Board
Water supply information for the Okanagan is available from several sources, including the River Forecast Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Environment Canada, and the Ministry of Environment.
A Riparian Working Group (established by the Partnership Committe on Agriculture and the Environment) will prepare guidelines and implement a process to manage agricultural activities near watercourses in riparian areas.
In some areas of the Lower Fraser Valley area of British Columbia, large nutrient surpluses are resulting in water quality problems. This part of B.C. is an important area of commercial agricultural production.
The Agriculture & Water community-of-interest is the web-delivery vehicle for informing British Columbians of agriculture and water issues in the province.
This factsheet discusses direct access to watercourses for livestock watering. Stockmen need to use appropriate, environmentally sound, methods to water livestock.
Available from the Sustainable Agriculture Management Branch website of the Ministry of Agriculture is a valuable factsheet which discusses direct access to watercourses for livestock watering.
This 274 page Handbook consists of 35 Ministry of Agriculture factsheets totalling 202 pages and 5 publications from other agencies totalling 72 pages.