Waterline: Competition for precious water

Competition for precious water in drought-stricken Nicola Valley as rivers dwindle, ranchers, farmers, fish all need water

The Nicola watershed has been under the public spotlight since 2004, when it was named the most endangered river in the province because water withdrawals put fish at risk. About 60 per cent of the Nicola’s water is typically diverted or removed every year, rising to 95 per cent on the Coldwater, a tributary, the council warned.

Source: Vancouver Sun | September 17, 2015

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Rains bring no relief to Parksville

A news release from the city states its comprehensive Level 4 watering ban will remain in place until Oct. 1.

Source: BC Local News | September 17, 2015

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Planning for growth in Metro Vancouver’s demand for water (video)

Preparing the water system for increased demand driven by a rising population, climate change

Source: Vancouver Sun | September 16, 2015

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