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Rising Okanagan River level prompts warning from province

FILE PHOTO - Okanagan River is expected to run fast and high for the next few months.
April 03, 2018 - 4:54 PM

PENTICTON - A warning today from the province as spring runoff fills the Okanagan River in the South Okanagan.

A higher than normal snowpack is expected to result in high runoff levels into the Okanagan River from Okanagan Lake for the next several months, according to a media release from the B.C. Government issued today, April 3.

The province is cautioning residents and visitors to use care near the Okanagan River as the water level rises and the current increases in speed.

Adults are urged to keep children and pets under close supervision when near the riverbanks and to take precautionary measures when going to the river by using safe watercraft and by wearing a personal floatation device.

The ministry says river flows between Okanagan Lake and Osoyoos Lake are currently above normal and are expected to remain high throughout spring.

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