Shuswap Watershed Council
SWC's New Water Quality and Recreational Safety Program underway in 2016
The Shuswap Watershed Council (SWC) is a collaborative initiative to enhance water quality and safe recreation in the Shuswap for the long term.
Participating in this initiative are the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD), Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD), City of Salmon Arm, District of Sicamous, Secwepemc Nation, BC Ministry of Environment, BC Ministry of Agriculture, Regional District of North Okanagan and members of the public at large.
The SWC is implementing its five-year program with financial support from the CSRD, TNRD and City of Salmon Arm.
For more information on the SWC, see:
For background on SWC's work in 2014-2015, see the SWC archive.
The Fraser Basin Council serves as program manager for the Shuswap Watershed Council. You can contact SWC care of FBC's Thompson office:
200A ― 1383 McGill Road
The next meeting of the Shuswap Watershed Council will be held on Thursday December 8, 2016 at the Columbia Shuswap Regional District Boardroom. Observers are welcome to attend.
Keep up with SWC news and events.
For a look at the earlier work of the Shuswap Watershed Council, see the SWC archive.
Water quality emergencies, such as spills and pollution, should be reported to the Report All Poachers and Polluters Hotline.
Nutrient Management Report
A report on nutrient management in the Shuswap is available: see Agricultural Nutrient Management in the Shuswap Watershed for Maintaining and Improving Water Quality.
The report canvasses current research and management practices for reducing phosphorus loading on agricultural land and for reducing the movement of phosphorus from agricultural land into surface water. It sets opportunities for further research, education and dialogue, and strategies to improve phosphorus management.
The Shuswap Watershed Council commissioned the report to assist in the development of a five-year Water Quality Program. See full details of the SWC's program (2016-2020).