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Snowy trail across Wood Lake puzzles residents

Unusual tracks on Wood Lake were caused by a natural phenomenon.
Image Credit: Anke Sabo/Facebook
January 19, 2020 - 7:00 AM

Tracks that looked like tire marks on Wood Lake caused some Lake Country residents to be concerned as they didn’t appear to lead back to shore.

However, the unusual marks were discovered to be a natural phenomenon. More than after 60 comments were posted on the image of the markings that was shared in a popular Lake Country Facebook group by Anke Sabo on Saturday, Jan. 18.

“It was a false assumption of mine that there were vehicles on Wood Lake,” Sabo said. In her Facebook post, she wrote “the police (have) checked out the tracks and confirmed... (they) are not vehicle tracks.”

Travis Whiting, fire chief with the Kelowna Fire Department, said he did not receive any reports of vehicles driving on Wood Lake.

It’s not the first time unusual cracks have appeared on Wood Lake. In 2019, a woman reported hearing a sound that resembled a roar down the lake, followed by a large crack in the ice.

According to Cottage Life, temperature changes can cause the ice to expand and contract, causing the ice to crack and make sounds.

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