Penticton Yacht Club is holding its own against Okanagan Lake
A sturdy bladder and sandbag wall is all that's holding back Okanagan Lake from the Yacht Club's clubhouse and parking lot as members scan the next few days' weather forecast.
(STEVE ARSTAD / iNFOnews.ca)
June 07, 2017 - 6:30 PM
PENTICTON - A forecast calling for rain in the next few days is causing worry at the Penticton Yacht Club.
Yacht Club manager Gary Stene says they were holding their own against Okanagan Lake, but he's concerned about the forecast for more rain and wind.
Dan Temple, who is a member of the yacht club, visited the site this morning, June 7, to see how flood control efforts were going. He says the water was already near the top of the beefed-up bladder and sandbag wall and is worried about any further increase in lake levels.
Temple says there wasn’t much left to do but wait and see what the weather does.
Pumps are working to keep water seeping under the wall out of the parking area and away from the clubhouse, but water can still be seen between a dual barrier of sandbag walls around the clubhouse building. Water levels are at least a metre higher than the parking lot and building being protected.
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