View Article
 
Current ArticlesArchive
« Back Post Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Drought Warnings
A summary of drought warnings in cruising areas and closer to home


Click the link to visit the BC Drought Information Portal 2016


We will strive to keep this page updated throughout the summer but do take note that it may not always be current. This information is provided as a courtesy only and does not supersede regional water restrictions in place by the province or municipalities. 


As at June 28/2016

vancouver island
LEVEL 4 conditions in Victoria, Sooke, Port Renfrew north to Campbell River

LEVEL 3 conditions on the west coast of Vancouver Island and areas north of Campbell River

NOTE: The freshwater sports fishery is closed on most southern Vancouver Island rivers and streams, except the Big Qualicum, Quinsam, and Puntledge rivers.
Current closure areas: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bcgovphotos/27911971946/ 

SOUTH COAST

LEVEL 2 conditions. 

Lower Fraser

LEVEL 2 conditions. 

CENTRAL COAST

LEVEL 2 conditions.

CITY OF VANCOUVER

STAGE 1 restrictions.
Car and boat washing is with a spring-loaded shut-off nozzle ONLY.
City of Vancouver "Understanding Watering Restrictions" website.


Restrictions apply only to the use of treated drinking water. Using rain water, gray water, or any forms of recycled water isn't restricted.

REFRESHER: General Rules for Offshore Stations (excerpts from the 2016 Yearbook)

NOTE: it is incumbent upon members to regularly review the Offshore Station rules for changes or updates.


ETIQUETTE

5. Members and their guests must be courteous to local residents.
   (a) In times of drought or water restrictions, please refrain from boat washing activities, even if using your own water supply.

The following are not permitted (exceptions noted):

49. smoking ashore. Violation of this rule by either a member or a guest of that member shall subject the member to a one-year suspension of the use of the offshore stations.
Exceptions to this penalty shall only be made at the direction of the Executive Committee.
50. open fires at any time, except under the supervision of the Station Manager or a member of the Offshore Stations Committee; however barbecuing is permitted at designated sites.

Rules for Tugboat Island

6. No member shall wash a boat or replenish an on board water supply utilised for washing a boat using water from shore. Water supply is limited as it relies on a desalinator. Keep showers short as a courtesy to others.

Rules for Scott Point

14. No member shall wash a boat or replenish an on board water supply utilised for washing a boat using water from shore. Water supply is limited as it relies on a desalinator. Keep showers short and replenish water tanks responsibly as a courtesy to others.

TENT PADS

66. Cooking is only permitted in approved cooking areas.
67. No outside cooking, open flames, BBQs, or fires are permitted in the tenting area.

Rules for Wigwam Inn

18. There is a ban of all open flame above the docks at Wigwam which includes all areas of the Inn. This includes tea lights, candles and food warmers, with the only exception of barbecues in the designated area, and the fireplaces. Penalties for those not complying to be the same as for smokers. General Rule #49 provides details on penalties.
19. No member shall wash a boat or replenish an on-board water supply utilised for washing a boat using water from shore.

Rules for Cortes Bay

7. No member shall wash a boat or replenish an on board water supply utilised for washing a boat using water from shore. Water is from a well and must be used conservatively, particularly when the floats are substantially occupied.