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DATE ISSUED: Oct. 18, 2021


The BC Oil and Gas Commission (Commission) is lifting the water use suspension for the North and South Thompson Basins, with the exception of Lemieux and Fishtrap creeks, effective as of Oct. 18, 2021. The water use suspension is also being lifted for Stump Lake in the Nicola Basin. River, stream, and lake conditions have recovered to near average levels for this time of year.

The water use suspension is still in effect for the Nicola (with exception of Stump lake), and Coldwater Basins, as per the Directive sent out by the Commission on Aug. 12, 2021.

More information on drought conditions can be found on the B.C. Government Drought Information page and Drought Information Portal.

If you have any questions regarding this Directive, please contact:

Suzan Lapp
BC Oil and Gas Commission


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