Your Shuswap Resources
Here are some helpful resources on water quality and recreational safety in the Shuswap, developed through the work of the Shuswap Watershed Council. Also find helpful water quality materials from the former Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process (SLIPP) during its three-year (2011-2014) pilot project.
Note: Find SWC meeting agendas and summaries and other resources in "About SWC."
SWC Program Documents 2016-2020
SWC 2021-2026 Strategic Plan
SWC Water Quality Reports
Nutrient Management Report
SLIPP Water Quality Summaries
These are the technical reports on water quality monitoring and sources of nutrients. For summaries, see above.
The Shuswap watershed is much more than the lake: it is all the land and bodies of water that drain to the outlet of Little Shuswap Lake. It includes forests, fields, hillsides, wetlands, meadows, creeks, rivers and lakes from the Okanagan Highlands in the south, to the Monashee mountains in the north and east, to the Shuswap Highlands in the northwest.
This Shuswap Watershed map shows the entire Shuswap watershed, divided into seven major sub-basins coded by colour. The map also illustrates the South Thompson River basin, immediately downstream of Little Shuswap Lake.
The Shuswap watershed forms part of the larger Thompson and Fraser watersheds.