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High waters force closures along creek trails in Kelowna parks

Water is flowing quickly in Mission Creek.
April 20, 2016 - 4:09 PM

CENTRAL OKANAGAN - Rising water has caused the closing of two Mission Creek Greenway underpasses and a trail in Glen Canyon Regional Park.

The greenway trail under the Casorso Road bridge and on the south side of the Mission Creek Bridge are closed until further notice, the Central Okanagan Regional District announced in a press release today, April 20.

High waters in Powers Creek has also forced the closing of the trail in Glen Canyon Regional Park from Brown Road to the Gellatly Road parking area.

The regional district says staff will continue to monitor the creek levels in both parks and advise people to use caution and stay away from possibly unstable river banks.

The B.C. River Forecast Centre issued a high streamflow advisory for much of the Southern Interior earlier today, and Rotary Trails Park in West Kelowna has also been shut down after Powers Creek breached its banks in the area.


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