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Initial phase of Penticton Creek restoration half complete

Work on the initial phase of Penticton Creek restoration is half complete.
Image Credit: City of Penticton
August 22, 2015 - 1:05 PM

PENTICTON - The first phase of the Penticton Creek restoration is half finished.

Reconstruction of the showcase section of creek bed began August 4.

The initial project was designed to provide a demonstration to the public of what creek restoration looks like, as construction efforts worked to provide restored fish habitat, maintained flood protection and stabilization of the creek banks, according to a media release from the city.

The public can view the work being conducted from the Ellis Creek bridge.

Taxpayers are on the hook for over $100,000 in project cost overruns the city blames on the tight contract schedule and a local shortage of critical construction materials.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at sarstad@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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