Central Okanagan streamflow advisory lifted, caution still advised
May 20, 2014 - 12:13 PM
CENTRAL OKANAGAN - A high streamflow advisory for the area was lifted Tuesday.
The Central Okanagan Regional Emergency Program issued an alert last Thursday for Mission Creek and small watersheds in the Central Okanagan, however the spring snowmelt and runoff cycle is finished.
The Regional District is continuing to encourage property owners adjacent to and in low lying areas of Mission Creek and other Central Okanagan water bodies to continue to take appropriate measure to protect property and have an emergency plan in place in case flooding occurs because of weather conditions.
Information on flood preparedness including sandbag diking are available fromt eh Regional District office at 1450 KLO Road, the main City of Kelowna fire hall on Enterprise Way and on the Regional Emergency Operation Centre website, www.cordemergency.ca or the Emergency Management B.C. website.
Anyone noticing a potential problem or flooding concen can contact the Regional Fire Dispatch at 250-469-8577. Sandbags are available at local fire halls for any property owner facing imminent danger from flooding.
In the District of West Kelowna, sandbags and deposited sand for property owners can be picked up at Casa Loma Beach, 2606 Casa Loma Road, Pebble Beach Park adjacent to 2583 Whitworth Road and Falcon Park between 1343 and 1339 Green Bay Road.
Water levels may continue to rise unexpectedly and people are cautioned to keep themselves and pets away from creek banks which may be slippery or prone to erosion from the spring runoff. Boaters should be on the look-out for floating debris coming into the lake from rising and faster flowing tributaries.
In the event of an emergency and activation of the Central Okanagan Emergency Operation Centre, the latest information will be online at the EOC Information website.
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