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All Kelowna boat launches are now open

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July 14, 2017 - 4:30 PM

KELOWNA - As the level of Okanagan Lake continues to drop, more beaches and boat launches in Kelowna are open in time for the weekend.

All the Kelowna boat launches are now open with the reopening of the Sutherland Bay boat launch, according to a City of Kelowna media release. As well, both lanes are open at the Water Street boat launch.

Officials continue to remind boaters to be respectful of lakeshore properties by creating no wake and a low wake in certain areas that are near the shoreline. For more information on low wake and no wake boating zones go here. 

Kelowna beach goers will be excited to learn they won’t have to look at the lake through flood protection measures.

Hot Sands Beach at City Park, Strathcona Beach Park, Kinsmen Park and Rotary Beach Park have all had their flood protection measures taken down by crews this past week, the City says. These beaches are in addition to the beaches that have already reopened, or were able to stay open during the high water levels.

However, flood debris may remain and cleaning crews will be working to remove it in the coming weeks.

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