Water evaporation test buoys moved on Okanagan Lake

One of the buoys which was stationed in the Carrs Landing area of Lake Country, was moved 16 km north to Cameron Point.

  • Oct. 2, 2012 9:00 a.m.

Two of the five buoys currently stationed on Okanagan Lake to measure water evaporation have recently been moved.

One of the buoys which was stationed in the Carrs Landing area of Lake Country, was moved 16 km north to Cameron Point.

The other, one of two buoys currently in West Kelowna, was moved 11 km south to an area off Squally Point (near Rattlesnake Island).

The buoys are data collecting tools for the Okanagan Water Supply and Demand Study, being done to better understand the valley’s water supply characteristics.

For more information on the study, visit the website www.obwb.ca/wsd/data/lake-evaporation.

The buoys’ lights make five flashes every 15 seconds, and have led people to call the RCMP thinking someone is in distress on the lake.

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