More than two dozen cattle are finally being removed from Okanagan Lake
Okanagan Lake is located in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada. It measures roughly 83 miles in length and is home to trout and salmon.
On December 22 2022, more than two dozen head of cattle fell into the lake while looking for water.
According to Canadian environment officials, removal of the livestock is set to begin today, Friday, January 6th.
Due to the location of where the 31 cattle fell in, the Okanagan Indian Band will be working with the Ministry of Environment on the removal process.
Many residents are concerned with water pollution and its impact on drinking water. “The ministry’s top priority is to ensure the water quality of the lake is not affected. The closest licensed public drinking water system is located over 10 kilometers away from the incident. To confirm safety, this water system has enhanced their monitoring,” the Hope Standard reports.
A permitted disposal site will receive the carcasses.