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VALLEY OF THE SUN, SHALAL ROAD, AND MUIR SUBDIVISION

WANTING A COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEM

This webpage is made up of photos of the water that flows at Shorts Creek at different times of the year.  These photos below may take a long time to load as there are many photos on this page.... just have patience.  Its better than clicking on many pages and having to load each page instead.

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LAST UPDATE January 25, 2015

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Local Fintry residents draw water from Shorts Creek as there are three subdivisions that do not have any water system and haul all their water.

Here is a photo of the location at Shorts Creek and Westside Road where people put their hose in to draw water.  These people would have a cistern on their pickup for instance and use a gas water pump to pump the water from Shorts Creek into their cistern to take home.  There is at least one large water licence on Shorts Creek.

This is where you can park at Shorts Creek at Westside Road and place your hose into Shorts Creek to draw water.

 

This photo below was taken on on March 11, 2008 of Shorts Creek .  If you were heading towards Vernon this photo would be on your left hand side of Westside Road at the sharp corner just past the North Westside Road Shorts Creek Fire/Rescue station.

Photo of Shorts Creek on March 11, 2008

 

Photo of Shorts Creek taken on May 17, 2008
This photo of Shorts Creek was taken May 17, 2008
This photo is on the same side of the road as the photo above which would be your left hand side of Westside Road if you were heading towards Vernon.
 

 

Photo of Shorts Creek taken on May 31, 2008
This photo of Shorts Creek was taken May 31, 2008 and is taken on the right side of Westside Road as you head towards Vernon.

 

 

Shorts Creek (Fintry) Falls photo taken July 7, 2007


Here is a photo taken July 7, 2007 of Fintry Falls which is also on Shorts Creek and located within Fintry Provincial Park.  Look at the power those Falls would produce, and they just let it go to waste.  It is too bad that they couldn't do something innovative with the Fintry (Shorts Creek) Falls instead of allowing Wind Power companies to apply for crown grants in rural areas for wind monitoring stations up to 400 feet tall to see how feasible wind power up Shorts Creek would be.  Rural areas are being targeted because they are easy targets according to one source we read at http://www.wind-watch.org/news/category/locations/americas/canada/british-columbia/.  Wind power also interferes with bats capability to detect location and there are bats here.

A hydraulic ram pump may reduce the cost of electricity to pump water from Fintry Delta or Okanagan Lake to subdivisions located in the hills above Okanagan Lake.  It is a long way up from Okanagan Lake to the Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun subdivisions, and you know water is heavy.  Do you realize how much power or electricity this will take?  What do you think it costs you for gas in your vehicle?  We would imagine in this day and age it wouldn't matter gas or electricity they are both expensive LOL!
About hydraulic ram pump http://www.nps.gov/dsc/d_publications/d_1_gpsd_8_ch8.htm

Has Shalal Road considered using Shorts Creek (as some do now) and when the water is turbid haul water?  Maybe store water before the creek gets turbid?

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MORE PHOTOS of Shorts Creek found on the net.

Shorts Creek Runoff http://flickr.com/photos/weldedheart/2521225125/

Shorts Creek Canyon http://www.nwcr.ca/local_info/shorts_canyon.pdf (3.04 MB and large)

Shorts Creek running into Okanagan Lake photo (page 7)
http://www.regionaldistrict.com/docs/engineering/NWwater/NW_Water_Report_07_09_27.pdf

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For example, letting your faucet run for five minutes uses about as much energy as letting a 60-watt light bulb run for 14 hours.

http://www.epa.gov/owm/water-efficiency/water/benefits.htm

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Another means of transferring raw water from a source to a storage tank at a higher elevation without electrical or hydrocarbon input is the hydraulic ram. The hydraulic ram is a self-acting impulse pump that uses the momentum of a slight fall of water to force a part of the water to a higher elevation. A hydraulic ram is noisy, but the noise can be successfully mitigated with the use of sound-attenuating materials in an enclosure. It is practicable to operate a ram with a fall of only 18 inches, but as the fall increases, the ram forces water to proportionately greater heights. The hydraulic ram is well suited for areas where electrical power is not available and where an excess supply of water is available.

http://www.nps.gov/dsc/d_publications/d_1_gpsd_8_ch8.htm

Ground Water in the Okanagan Basin

Groundwater is a reservoir that extends water availability.  Aquifers are a natural reservoir when surface water is inaccessible (frozen in the winter) or unavailable (low flows during the summer). (page 4)

Streams may gain groundwater in some reaches and lose in others. (page 8)

Shorts Creek Delta
  - Losing stream
  - 20 to 85% of low flow goes to groundwater (page 11)

Some creeks only lose water, supplying potentially large volumes of water to the valley aquifers. e.g. Vaseux and Shorts Creeks (page 15)

Groundwater and Surface Water are a single resource (page 22)

http://www.obwb.ca/fileadmin/docs/Neumann_SW-GW.Interactions.pdf

If you have photos or information you wish to contribute to this webpage, please don't hesitate to send them in to be posted to this website.  Just send us a short note using our feedback form that you wish to send photos or information and we will reply telling you how to send in your photos by email or otherwise if needed.

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