Shuswap Watershed Council
New! Water Quality Summary
Check out the first Water Quality Summary (2016) from the Shuswap Watershed Council, which includes an overview of water quality monitoring results for Shuswap Lake, Mara Lake, Shuswap River, Salmon River and popular swimming beaches. The SWC plans to issue water quality summaries annually.
Shuswap Watershed Council in Brief
The Shuswap Watershed Council 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
Water Quality Improvement: Funding Available
The Shuswap Watershed Council has up to $10,000 available for water quality improvement projects. Conservation or stewardship organizations with projects planned for 2018 qualify for this funding. Learn more.
Check out the new Annual Highlights Report covering the first year of the Shuswap Watershed Council's program implementation. The report wraps up the year's achievements on water quality monitoring and coordination, water quality protection and safe recreation.
A summary of the most recent meeting of the SWC on March 14, 2018 is now available.
You can find agenda packages, meeting highlights and summaries on the meetings page.
SWC meetings are open to members of the public — see the 2018 Meeting Schedule.
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.