The South East Kelowna Irrigation District supplies water to almost 9,000 acres of land and over 20% of the area of the City of Kelowna. The main supply sources for the district are the upland reservoirs in the mountains above Kelowna's southeastern slope.
The watershed is primarily Crown Land and the provincial policy on Community Watersheds is to allow multiple uses to occur. Recreation in reservoir lakes introduces pathogens into the water supply and presents a risk to public health. The district has no statutory authority over Crown Land to regulate harmful activity in our watershed and we rely on provincial and federal statutes for source water protection.
The following restrictions are currently in place for fishing in district reservoirs.
Browne Lake Reservoir - Fly fishing only, boats allowed but no gas motors.
McCulloch Reservoir - Fishing allowed, maximum 9 hp motor.
Turtle Lake Reservoir - Fishing allowed, no boats.
We appreciate responsible use of our watershed and ask that you contact the district office if you notice any activity that threatens our source water quality, or our extensive network of dams and diversions in the watershed.