As of June 10, 2019, extreme low flows forecast in the Okanagan and Similkameen rivers threaten the ability of local irrigators to use water from the rivers later in the summer. During these conditions, the lake can provide some limited backup source of water going into the summer.
We've started filling the lake more to increase water storage as we work to respond to declared drought
across the region. Although storage capacities in Lake Osoyoos are limited, a half foot of water level increase will give us 3,000 acre-feet of water.
To track the progress of lake levels in real time, as well as find additional information, visit the USGS web page for Osoyoos Lake