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Green Lake Road residents under evacuation alert

Green Lake floodwaters encroach on a vineyard. The RDOS placed 16 properties on evacuation alert on Green Lake Road today, April 12, 2018.
April 12, 2018 - 3:24 PM

PENTICTON  - More properties southwest of Penticton came under evacuation alert today.

The regional district issued a local state of emergency and evacuation alert for the Green Lake area in electoral area “D” this afternoon, April 12.

With a forecast calling for increased rain over the weekend, officials fear Green Lake may overflow, resulting in residential or roadway flooding.

The 16 properties under order include:

  • 2563 Green Lake Road   
  • 2487 Green Lake Road
  • 2628 Green Lake Road
  • 2575 Green Lake Road
  • 2584 Green Lake Road
  • 2625 Green Lake Road
  • 2580 Green Lake Road
  • 2451 Green Lake Road
  • 2490 Green Lake Road
  • 2501 Green Lake Road
  • 2674 Green Lake Road
  • 2622 Green Lake Road
  • 2711 Green Lake Road
  • 2521 Green Lake Road
  • 2216 Highway 97
  • 2228 Highway 97

The regional district has received an order from the province’s Ministry of Forests, Lands Natural Resource Operation and Rural Development to conduct emergency works on Crown land for flood mititagation. Funding from Emergency Management B.C. has financed the design and placement of a pumping operation to manage Green Lake water levels, with operations scheduled to begin tomorrow, April 13.

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