A well designed and a carefully managed series of gravel removal measures were undertaken during low water in the summer of 2005 to remedy the problem in the Lower Cowichan.
The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) was formed in the mid-seventies to provide a basin-wide perspective on water resource management in the valley. The main focus of the board over the past thirty years has been milfoil management in area lakes and providing grants to local municipalities for sewage treatment infrastructure. Recently, the OBWB has undertaken the most significant change in its thirty-year history.
The five major water utilities serving the west side of Okanagan Lake near Kelowna are working together to ensure a sustainable, affordable, and high-quality water resource for future generations.