Why is Osoyoos Lake Important?
- The lake is home to a large variety of aquatic life and several endangered species
- It is a crucial waterway for the Columbia River salmon run
- It supplies water for our homes, businesses, agriculture, and recreation
- It's the number one attraction in Osoyoos for residents and visitors
The lake has its own ecosystem. Insects, fish, predators, lakeshore vegetation – even things like temperature and oxygen content, are inter-related. Take out one tiny part of it and the entire balance is upset, creating a ‘domino’ effect. With an increase in population and development, it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure nothing is done to harm its already vulnerable waters and surrounding aquifers.