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Emergency PreparednessEmergency Support Services (ESS) | Osoyoos Lake Water Levels | 
RDOS EOC Information Updates

Check this page regularly for ongoing updates on Freshet situation as it relates to the Town of Osoyoos.

Message from the Town

The Town of Osoyoos EOC (Town EOC) is continuing to monitor lake levels, river levels, weather forecasts as well as participating in numerous Province of BC Freshet conference calls.

Town Communication

2020 06 12 EOC FRESHET Bulletin 3 Weather Lake Levels Lowering - Posted June 12 @ 4:00pm

2020 06 05 EOC FRESHET Bulletin 2 Lake Levels Lowering - Posted June 5, 2020 @ 11:00am
2020 05 29 EOC FRESHET Bulletin 1 Message-Weather Statement-Sandbags - Posted May 29, 2020 @ 4:00pm

Osoyoos Lake Levels

Osoyoos Lake levels are determined by several factors, including the operation of Zosel Dam in Washington State, the operation of Okanagan Dam in Penticton, stream-flow into Okanagan River between Penticton and Osoyoos, and the flow levels of the Similkameen River, which joins Okanagan River south of the US/Canada border.
Please click on the link below to view the current forecasts of Osoyoos Lake provided by International Joint Commission (IJC).

Sand Bag Location

Sand Bags are available at the Paid Boat Trailer Parking Lot located at 6901 Main Street.

Monday to Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 7:30am - 5:00pm

The supplies required are being monitored daily.
The RDOS has developed a COVID-19 sandbagging video to help residents prepare for freshet while maintaining physical distancing.
RDOS EOC Sandbagging and COVID-19 Precautions Video:
RDOS EOC Sandbagging How To Video:

Weather Forecast

Check Environment Canada for 7-day weather forecasts and special weather statements issued.

Flooding Terms

Flood Warning - River levels have exceeded bankfull or will exceed bankfull imminently. Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers will result.

Flood Watch - River levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull. Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur.

High Streamflow Advisory - River levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but no major flooding is expected. Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.


Freshet Conditions
BC Freshet and Flood
River Forecast Centre
Flood Warnings and Advisories
Automated Snow Weather Station Data
Real Time Hydrometric Data
Hydrometeorologic Data
B.C. Weather Conditions and Forecasts
Other Emergency Preparedness Agencies
Emergency Management BC
Canadian Red Cross
Salvation Army
Emergency Social Services Associations
Provincial Emergency Planning
Justice Institute Emergency Management Training Division
Here are some other pages that are worth checking out
BC Disaster Financial Assistance
PreparedBC Household Emergency Plan

Town of Osoyoos
Osoyoos EOC
Event date: 
Friday, 12 June, 2020
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While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this data, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the Town of Osoyoos.   Town of Osoyoos
Box 3010, 8707 Main Street
Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0
(TF) 1.888.495.6515
(T) 250.495.6515
(F) 250.495.2400


Mission Statement
To provide quality community services and facilities, which meet the needs of the current
and future residents of Osoyoos, in a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable manner.

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