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Penticton beaches inundated with debris

The City of Penticton is preparing to clean up the city's beaches starting this week with Skaha Lake beach.
May 09, 2017 - 10:38 AM

PENTICTON - Last week’s heavy rains and sudden onset of warmer weather has resulted in significant debris accumulating on Penticton beaches.

City communications officer Mark Parker says high creek flows into Okanagan Lake has resulted in tree debris piling up on both the City’s beaches.

City crews are expected to begin an initial round of beach cleaning starting with Skaha Beach during the week of May 8.

The City will only be cleaning beaches under municipal control.

A map of those beaches can be seen on the City’s website.

Cleanup of Okanagan Beach is expected to get underway the week of May 15 in order to allow the debris still floating in the lake to make it to shore. The strategy is expected to make the initial cleanup more efficient.

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