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2019 Shuswap Water Quality Report

Read SWC's 2019 Water Quality Report

The Shuswap Watershed Council has released a summary report covering the results of recent water quality monitoring in our watershed. It includes information about the large lakes and rivers, swimming beaches, and more. Read it online, or pick up a free copy of the 16-page report from your local, regional or First Nations government office within the Shuswap, or from an Okanagan Regional Library or Thompson-Nicola Regional Library branch.

Check it out!

Tips for Safe Recreation and Where to Find Lifejacket Loaner Stations

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Here are 7 tips for having fun and staying safe, in quick-to-download format. Keep it handy on your phone!

And check out our Safe Recreation page.

Nutrient Research Summary Report


The Shuswap Watershed Council has just released a new report summarizing a three-year nutrient research project completed in partnership with UBC–Okanagan. The results of the research are guiding new efforts by the SWC to help protect water quality for the long-term.

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 for 2016-2021 with financial support from the CSRD, TNRD, City of Salmon Arm, and Adams Lake Indian Band.

For more information on the SWC, see:

Additionally, the SWC has recently completed a new strategic plan for 2021-26, which will come into effect in April next year.

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
Kamloops, BC V2C 6K7
T: 250 314-9660

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

FBC Project and
Partner Sites

Plug in BC:

BuySmart Network:

BC Rural Network:

Rethinking our Water Ways:

ReTooling for Climate Change:

Climate Action Toolkit:

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351