Our Focus

To ensure repairs are done to properties, roads and water resources in the Sorrento area of British Columbia by advocating for quality watershed management.

Shuswap Lake Silt Build Up

Engineer’s Assessment Of Newsome Creek Due April 11

Kerr, Wood, Leidal Consulting Engineers have been retained to do an engineers report on the creek below Highway 1. An estimated completion date of the report is mid-April, according the CSRD.  The migitation work recommended by the report will still need to be funded, which … Read more

2019 Jan 22 Community Meeting

What We Learned At The Community Meeting

On January 22 a group of government and community representatives met at Sorrento Memorial Hall to share information about issues in Newsome Creek. Ten speakers and 81 community members explored what’s happening with Sorrento’s water system, plans to fix the culverts up and down the … Read more

Next Meeting -To Be Announced

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Since the forest fires of 2009 the Newsome Creek Watershed has been under stresses that are resulting in damage to valuable community assets. The provincial Government has jurisdiction over the waterways, but they’re slow to take responsibility for the events that are unfolding in Sorrento and Notch Hill.

Background Articles

Dieppe-Road-Washout

Newsome Creek In A Nutshell

Newsome Creek is a complex situation with a lot of moving parts. You can find detailed information in our Background Articles, but … Read more


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About The Watershed

Watershed Overview Newsome Creek Watershed covers the area south of Sorrento coming down from Black Mountain where the 2009 wildfire occurred. The … Read more


BC Legislature

Government Response To Newsome Creek Watershed

Government response to the problems in Newsome Creek have been both encouraging and difficult. At least three governmental bodies have a say … Read more


Newsome Creek Entering Shuswap Lake

Water Contamination

Sorrento’s water system is routinely under Boil Water Advisory in the Spring freshet. The water intake is located near the mouth of … Read more


Background Articles

Dieppe Road Washout

Washed Out Roads

Dieppe Road Along the lakefront in Sorrento Dieppe Road washed out early in May 2018. The undersized culvert and excessive amounts of … Read more


Dieppe-Road-Washout

Newsome Creek In A Nutshell

Newsome Creek is a complex situation with a lot of moving parts. You can find detailed information in our Background Articles, but … Read more


BC Legislature

Government Response To Newsome Creek Watershed

Government response to the problems in Newsome Creek have been both encouraging and difficult. At least three governmental bodies have a say … Read more


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Property Damage

Below Highway 1 an Evacuation Alert was placed on thirteen properties in May 2018. Rapid erosion has undercut the creek banks and … Read more


Updates

Engineer’s Assessment Of Newsome Creek Due April 11

Kerr, Wood, Leidal Consulting Engineers have been retained to do an engineers report on the creek below Highway 1. An estimated completion date of the report is mid-April, according the … Read more


What We Learned At The Community Meeting

On January 22 a group of government and community representatives met at Sorrento Memorial Hall to share information about issues in Newsome Creek. Ten speakers and 81 community members explored … Read more


Funds Approved for Work Plan in Newsome Creek

2019 has started on a positive note. At our meeting on January 8 we received word that we’ve secured funding for engineers to do an assessment of Newsome Creek below … Read more


Community Meeting – Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019, 6:30pm – Sorrento Memorial Hall

CSRD in partnership with NCWAG are hosting a community meeting on January 22, 2019 at 6:30 pm, held upstairs at Sorrento Memorial Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to … Read more


NCWAG Gets Support From CSRD

A delegation of thirteen attended the Nov, 15 Columbia Shuswap Regional Distrtict Board Meeting seeking support from the board for addressing erosion in the creek. Director Demenok introduced the item … Read more


In The News

South Shuswap Scoop – April 5, 2019 by Barb Fairclough

Salmon Arm Observer – May 10, 2019 by Jim Elliot

Global News – January 12, 2019 by Doyle Potenteau

South Shuswap Scoop – January 11, 2019 by Paul Demenok

Salmon Arm Observer – January 10, 2019 by Jim Elliot

CSRD Website – January 10, 2019 by CSRD Staff Writer

Salmon Arm Observer – November 18, 2018 by Jim Elliot

Salmon Arm Observer – November 12, 2018 by Jim Elliot

Salmon Arm Observer – November 3, 2018 by Paul Demenok

Global News – October 24, 2018 by Megan Turcato

Global News Report
October 22, 2018

Watch this report about property damage to residents on Caen Road

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About The Watershed

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Google EarthTM imagery showing the estimated Newsome Creek watershed (red line) looking southeast.

Newsome Creek Watershed covers the area south of Sorrento coming down from Black Mountain where the 2009 wildfire occurred. The creek has a number of tributaries that merge in the Notch Hill area. Eventually it forms a single creek running along Notch Hill Road crossing under Dilworth Road, the Trans-Canada Highway and Dieppe Road. Newsome Creek Erosion Report describes it this way … Continue reading about wildfire and logging activity in the watershed…