Busy beavers cause flooding at West Kelowna's Rotary Trails Park - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy

Busy beavers cause flooding at West Kelowna's Rotary Trails Park

FILE PHOTO - Ward the beaver is shown in this undated handout photo.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Toronto Zoo
January 19, 2017 - 11:27 AM

WEST KELOWNA – The City of West Kelowna is temporarily closing the Rotary Trails Park due to the flooding caused by beaver activity.

The combination of flood water and icy trails is causing extremely slippery conditions, according to a media release from the City of West Kelowna.

Public safety is cited as the reason for the closure of the Gellatly Road park.

The release states the park is prone to flooding during the snow melt and the movement and activity of the beavers has contributed to the problem.

The Parks Department is watching the conditions and will send notice to the public when Rotary Trails Park is reopened.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw or call 250-718-0428 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2017
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular penticton News
  • Comments
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile