iN PHOTOS: Okanagan Beach in Penticton a year ago and today
Safety first: Penticton's Romp statue on the Okanagn waterfront was provided with personal floatation devices in May as water levels began reaching unprecedented levels.
(STEVE ARSTAD / iNFOnews.ca)
June 02, 2017 - 4:30 PM
PENTICTON - People could still be seeing strolling along the promenade of Penticton’s Lakeshore Drive on Okanagan Lake today, but there was a significant element missing from what is normally part of an early summery June day on Penticton’s waterfront.
No one was in the water, and no one was on the beach - at least what’s left of it.
These photos help to illustrate how much Okanagan Lake Beach has changed from the same day one year ago to today, June 2, thanks to the rising water. Those life jackets are looking more and more necessary on Penticton's Romp statue.
This year's photos, lacking in people enjoying the waterfront compared to those a year ago, are also ominous from a tourism perspective because the water is forecast to keep rising in Okanagan Lake until mid-June.
The Peach Beach on June 2, 2016
The Peach Beach today, June 2, 2017
The Romp statues on June 2, 2016
The Romp statues today, June 2, 2017
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