You will find an overview and download of the current Nicola Water Use Management Plan, as well as a map of the watershed on this page. For further information, visit the pages about water issues, view our glossary, and obtain a copy of all available reports. We would also like to thanks and acknowledge our sponsors and donors.
The Nicola Water Use Management Plan is the result of a community-led planning process. This process began in late 2004 and consisted of a plan initiation phase (Phase 1), plan development (Phase 2), plan evaluation (Phase 3) and review by the community, government and stakeholders. A draft plan was completed in March 2009 and a year later, the Plan was submitted to the provincial government for adoption.
The Nicola Water Use Management Plan (Nicola WUMP) was developed by a diverse group of people seeking solutions to long-standing water issues. The planning process came about in response to a desire to ensure that the future water supply would be divided equitably among all water users balancing the watershed’s social, economic, traditional and ecological values.
A watershed is a geographic area that encompasses all the bodies of water (creeks, rivers, streams, lakes, etc.) that drain into a river or river system. In our case, the river is the Nicola River. in the southern interior of British Columbia.
The words ‘watershed’ and ‘basin’ mean the same thing.
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