Shuswap Watershed Council
Where to find Lake Level, Streamflow and Snowpack Information
Information about Shuswap Lake Level, streamflow conditions, flood modelling and warnings and snow conditions are available from local, federal and provincial government websites. Here are some useful links.
The Shuswap Emergency Program (Columbia Shuswap Regional District) has available:
The Environment Canada website has available:
The BC River Forecast Centre provides information and maps on flood and freshet conditions and advisories, snow conditions, and water supply.
The City of Salmon Arm has available:
NEW! 2021-2022 Annual Highlights
Check out the past year's highlights in the 2021-2022 Annual Highlights Report.
Out on the Water with Kids? Pick up a Free Loaner Lifejacket!
You can borrow a lifejacket for a child free of charge from a “Kids Don’t Float” Personal Flotation Device (PFD) loaner station, provided by the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCM-SAR), Station 106 Shuswap.
The Shuswap Watershed Council is pleased to support this great initiative by helping to finance three PFD loaner stations. Thanks to RCM-SAR and many community sponsors, there are now 19 loaner stations in the Shuswap.
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 the SWC 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 & Climate Change Strategy, BC Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Fisheries, Regional District of North Okanagan, and members of the public at large.
The SWC’s work is supported by financial contributions from the CSRD, TNRD, City of Salmon Arm, and Adams Lake Indian Band of the Secwepemc Nation.
For more information on the SWC, see:
Questions? Feel free to contact us.
SHARE YOUR SHUSWAP PICS!
Do you have a great photo of the Shuswap that you’re willing to share with the SWC? We love great visuals of the region to profile on our site and other communications.
We'll credit you as the photographer for any picture we use.
Send your Shuswap pics to Erin Vieira, SWC Program Manager . Or, tag us on social media!
Members of the public are welcome to attend SWC meetings. You can find the meeting schedule, and the agenda and agenda packages for upcoming meetings as they become available — as well as materials, meeting highlights and summaries of past meetings — on the meetings page.
KEEP THE SHUSWAP FREE OF INVASIVE MUSSELS
The Shuswap is at risk of being invaded by aquatic invasive mussels. It sounds like a science fiction flick, doesn’t it? It’s not – it’s a very real threat, and we all need to do our part to prevent it.
If you are coming to BC with a watercraft, you MUST stop at watercraft inspection stations on your route.
Whether you're a visitor or a resident, and whether you’re boating, paddling or fishing, you have a role to play keeping invasive mussels away. Here's what you need to do.
ALERT! INVASIVE CLAMS
Invasive clams (Corbicula fluminea) have been discovered in Shuswap Lake at Sunnybrae and Canoe. These clams are not native to the lake system, are invasive and can be damaging if populations are dense enough.
Unfortunately, there is no treatment to get rid of the clams — everyone must focus on preventing their spread. It is very important that you clean, drain, dry your watercraft and gear every time you leave the water, and always stop for watercraft inspection when you travel.
REPORT WATER QUALITY ISSUES & INVASIVE SPECIES
Whether you live or vacation in the Shuswap, you can play an important part in the early detection of water quality concerns or invasive species in the watershed.
Here are some links for making a report. Take a look!
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