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City is checking why rocks have turned orange on a Kelowna beach

Cedar Creek Park beach.
April 11, 2018 - 4:30 PM

KELOWNA - The City of Kelowna is looking into what caused a bunch of beach rocks to turn an unnatural orange at Cedar Creek Park but so far say there is nothing to be concerned about.

“Waste water staff have checked it out and believe its some kind of natural event - more noticeable this year with low lake level,“ communications manager Tom Wilson said.

The swath of orange rocks stretches for several hundred yards along the east end of the beach.

Wilson said whatever is causing the orange rocks is not considered a health risk and the Cedar Creek Park beach remains open.

Test results will be available soon, Wilson added, and the city will share their findings.

One dog-walker, who asked not to be named, said they weren’t going to let their dog swim in that portion of the beach as a precaution.

The popular Cedar Creek Park is home to Kelowna’s biggest dog park and beach.

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