For the record the Okanagan Basin Water Board drives the fear monitor on “drought” matters rather than talking about historical “dry” periods in a desert called the South Okanagan.
Often a lack of water in the Central Okanagan or even on Vancouver Island seems to ” morphed into fear of dry lake conditions ” in the Okanagan when all supply needs are accomplished.
Fear is the enemy.
I would ask one question – have lakes dried up in the Okanagan – Osoyoos, Gallagher, Vaseux, Skaha or the very large basin Okanagan. NO is the answer.
Have there been dry years and very dry years – Yes. – but the suppliers somehow were able to grant water to those that needed it most – potable water for home and water for agriculture.