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FLOOD WATCH 2017: Wave action damage on Okanagan Lake in Penticton

Damage at the Kiwanis Walking Pier on Rotary Beach, May 24, 2017.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / City of Penticton
May 24, 2017 - 9:30 AM

PENTICTON - The City of Penticton is currently conducting damage assessments following an intense wind storm last night.

Strong, gusty north winds battered the Okanagan Lake shoreline in spite of sandbagging and other flood control efforts over the past few days.

Some parts of Okanagan Lake Beach shoreline appears to have been badly damaged, as can be seen in these photos from the City of Penticton.

City spokesperson Mark Parker says crews have been out for several hours this morning assessing damage along the Okanagan waterfornt, where they have found considerable erosion. 

High winds combined with record high lake levels have resulted in damage to Kiwanis pier as well as significant erosion under the walkway along Lakeshore Avenue.

Parker says crews are sandbagging to prevent further erosion.

Water damage along the lakeshore, photo taken this morning, May 24, 2017.
Water damage along the lakeshore, photo taken this morning, May 24, 2017.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / City of Penticton

Damage behind breakwall on Okanagan Beach, May 24, 2017.
Damage behind breakwall on Okanagan Beach, May 24, 2017.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / CIty of Penticton

Damage from last night's windstorm along Okanagan Lake, Penticton, May 24, 2017.
Damage from last night's windstorm along Okanagan Lake, Penticton, May 24, 2017.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / City of Penticton

The City of Penticton is currently assessing damage to the Okanagan Lake waterfront following last night's windstorm, May 24, 2017.
The City of Penticton is currently assessing damage to the Okanagan Lake waterfront following last night's windstorm, May 24, 2017.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / City of Penticton

— This story was updated at 9:50 a.m. May 24, 2017 to provide additional information from the City.


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