Wood Lake is a lake in a chain of five major lakes which occupies
portions of the Okanagan Valley in the
interior of British
lakes of the Okanagan Valley were formed by about 8900 BP
is immediately south of Kalamalka Lake connected to it by a dredged channel (the Oyama
Situated between Oyama and Winfield it has a solid
reputation for rainbow trout
The lake is named after Tom Wood, who settled on the south end of
the lake around 1860. The dry climate and suitable soil have
encouraged development of a substantial tree fruit industry around
the lake and throughout the valley. The upper watershed is heavily
forested and has been logged for several decades. The lower
elevation of the watershed is described as a Ponderosa pine
- Normal range of annual water level fluctuation 1.2 m
- Number of beaches 4
There is also a Wood Lake in Fraser
area of British Columbia.
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Management Study. Water Investigations Branch, British Columbia
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Basin. Canada - British Columbia Okanagan Basin Agreement, Final
Report, Technical Supplement V. British Columbia Water Resources
Service, Victoria, British Columbia, 261 pp.
Anonymous (1974c). The Main Report of the Consultative Board.
Canada - British Columbia Okanagan Basin Agreement. British
Columbia Water Resources Service, Victoria, British Columbia.
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studies of Okanagan Basin lakes and their contribution to
comprehensive water resource planning. Journal of the Fisheries
Research Board of Canada, 31, 955-976.
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palaeoenvironmental assessment of human impact on Wood Lake,
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