Two of the five buoys currently stationed on Okanagan Lake to measure water evaporation have been moved.
One of the buoys, currently in the Carrs Landing area of Lake Country, will be moved 16 km north to Cameron Point. The other, one of two buoys currently in West Kelowna, will be moved 11 km south to 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 www.obwb.ca/wsd/data/lake-evaporation.
The flashing lights on the buoys, five flashes every 15 seconds, have led people to call the RCMP thinking someone is in distress on the lake.