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  • Water from Lake Osoyoos is flowing over the Zosel Dam weir near Oroville. Watch for high flows down the Okanogan River.Water from Lake Osoyoos is flowing over the Zosel Dam weir near Oroville. Watch for high flows down the Okanogan River.
  • Zosel Dam near Oroville is wide open to accommodate spring snowmelt runoff.Zosel Dam near Oroville is wide open to accommodate spring snowmelt runoff.
  • Our work to protect inland waters from oil spills has expanded due to the increasing amount of oil entering our state by railroads and pipelines. Our work to protect inland waters from oil spills has expanded due to the increasing amount of oil entering our state by railroads and pipelines.

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Updating the Coordinated Prevention Grants program

Ecology is updating the rules governing its Coordinated Prevention Grants program that has provided financial assistance to local governments since 1989 for solid and hazardous waste programs and planning, and also for the enforcement of solid waste laws.
(May 26 news release)

Summer of high water expected along Okanogan River

Communities along the Okanogan River from Oroville to Brewster are likely to experience high water along the shoreline through the summer and into September, due to greater-than-normal snowmelt from watersheds in Canada.
(May 25 news release)

Un verano de altos niveles de agua a lo largo del Rio Okanogan

Comunidades a lo largo del rio Okanogan, desde Oroville hasta Brewster, probablemente experimentarán altos niveles de agua a lo largo de la ribera del rio durante el verano y hasta septiembre. Esto es el resultado de más nieve de lo normal derritiéndose desde sus cuencas en Canadá.
(NOTICIAS 25 de mayo del 2017)

Public invited to review plan to protect 697 miles of Mason County shorelines

The public is invited to review Mason County’s recently updated shoreline program that details how they plan to manage and protect 697 miles of marine, river and lake shorelines.
(May 17 news release)

Runoff raising Osoyoos Lake and nearby river flows

Water levels in Osoyoos Lake are rising as heavy snowpack in central British Columbia begins to melt. During the runoff season, the lake can rise sharply and cause downstream rivers to flow more swiftly.
(May 17 news release)


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