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Okanagan Lake

LocationBritish Columbia , Canada
Coordinates495440N 1193045W / 49.91111N 119.51250W / 49.91111; -119.51250 Coordinates : 495440N 1193045W / 49.91111N 119.51250W / 49.91111; -119.51250
Lake typeFjord Lake , Monomictic , Oligotrophic
Primary inflowsMission Creek , Vernon Creek, Trout Creek, Penticton Creek, Equesis Creek, Kelowna Creek, Peachland Creek and Powers Creek
Primary outflowsOkanagan River
Catchment area6,200 km 2 (2,400 sq mi)
Basin countriesCanada
General
1Shore length is not a well-defined measure .
Frozen1906/07 & 1949/50
IslandsRattlesnake Island , Grant Island
SettlementsVernon , Lake Country , Kelowna , West Kelowna , Peachland , Summerland , Penticton
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Okanagan Lake is located in the southerly inside of British Columbia and is the biggest lake in Okanagan Valley. Okanagan Lake is bordered by the cities of Vernon on North, Penticton on South, and Kelowna, as well as the districts of Lake Country, West Kelowna, Peachland and Summerland.

There's five-lane bridge connecting Kelowna to Western Kelowna and Westbank called William R Bennett Bridge, which changed the old three-lane bridge, which had a lift span to allow big boats to pass.

One of the most commonly practiced and important task at Okanagan Lake is angling. The most effective ways to catch fish is either via trolling or lure angling from shore. The intro of Mysis shrimp to the lake has had a negative impact on the kokanee population, since they compete over their food, which primarily includes zooplankton.

Waterskiing is just one of the most popular water sports tasks. Prime locations for bird enjoying are Rotary Marsh Bird Sanctuary and Chichester Bird Sanctuary. Shallower portions at either end of the lake have a tendency to have many plant growth, partially because in these sections, water from the base of the lake mixes far better with water from the top, thus distributing nutrients.

Since Okanagan Valley is a semiarid region, significant quantity of irrigation is needed in many locations, with much of water being attracted from rivers draining right into the lake, in addition to from the lake itself. In A Similar Way, Okanagan Lake is much better studied and kept track of than most lakes, partially because of the tourism sector but due to the scarcity of water in the region.

Okanagan Lake is located within conventional region of Okanagan people, additionally known as Syilx, that resided on this land for hundreds of years before the arrival of Europeans. Okanagan valley is U-shaped with hills climbing on both sides to 1000-2500 m. Okanagan Lake in basic is a deep, oligotrophic water body with 2 shallower reaches with poorer water blood circulation, greater nutrient levels, and higher plankton abundance. The lake in account is made up of 3 basins, large north basin, mid container and the southerly basin. Federal-provincial research studies in 1969-1974 and 1977-1982 provided first basic technological info on all valley lakes and tracked water quality complying with sewage therapy improvements at Vernon and Penticton. Water top quality improvement in the central basin of the lake is expected currently, so the city of Kelowna has instituted tertiary treatment.

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Okanagan Lake (latest news)

Is Okanagan Lake not the very best swimming place in BC? A recent study by Zolo. Ca, Canada's largest realty marketplace, saw more people select Cultus Lake near Chilliwack as their much-loved swimming hole, leaving Okanagan Lake in 2nd place.

There is consolation: Okanagan Lake was voted best lake for swimming in the Interior.

Right here's Zolo's top 10 listing of ideal swimming lakes and places in BC based on a study of 400 people: top 5 listing was produced for Interior: We don't know why Chilliwack location was included in Interior, however it was.

Repair efforts, in certain along the Okanagan River sector linking Skaha Lake to Osoyoos Lake, launched by the Okanagan Nation Alliance, have caused the renewal of sockeye salmon fishery. ONA has lugged out 5 different river reconstruction jobs since introducing the repair concept to water administration authorities at a workshop kept in 1997.

Before 2008, Okanagan sockeye salmon return never surpassed 100000 in all however 2 of the previous 48 years, however it has gone beyond 100000 adults in all years since 2008, stated Guy.

He stated the influx of people who have transferred to Okanagan over the last 20 to 30 years possibly have little recognition of just how lake levels varied considerably prior to control measures were placed in place to control outflows.

Police said a woman was driving a grey sports energy vehicle when she attempted to pass a Kia SUV taking a trip northbound on Westside Road at approximately 7:30 pm. The female hit one more vehicle and travelled off the street into Okanagan Lake.

We want to thank our companions with Central Okanagan Search and Rescue and West Kelowna Fire Rescue for their aid over the past week conducting the search, claimed Staff Sgt.

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"Ogopogo - The Great Beast of Okanagan Lake in British Columbia | Mythology for Kids | True Canadian Mythology, Legends & Folklore" by Beaver, Professor

"Ogopogo Paradise.(personal account of boating on Okanagan Lake in British Columbia): An article from: Trailer Boats" by Jaquette, Leslee

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