Flooding 2017 News

The cost of flood protection

Jul 7, 2017 / 5:00 am

The final price tag for what will be three-plus months of battling flood waters in the Central Okanagan will come to tens of millions of dollars. The exact...

Lake falls another 2cm

Jul 6, 2017 / 7:30 am

Okanagan Lake continues to drop towards what is considered normal levels for this time of year. As of 5:25 this morning, the level of Okanagan Lake had dropped...

Demobilizing from flood

Jul 5, 2017 / 11:57 am

Demobilization of flood protection in the Central Okanagan will continue for another month. That's the latest word from the Central Okanagan Emergency...

Lakes inch toward normal

Jul 5, 2017 / 7:40 am

The slow recession of both Okanagan and Kalamalka lakes toward normal levels continues. The level of Okanagan Lake fell another 1.3 centimetres as of 5:25...

Lake levels dropping

Jul 4, 2017 / 7:30 am

UPDATE: 12 p.m. For the past week, city, regional district and BC Wildfire Service crews made major strides to clean up, and open, as many waterfront beach and...

Sandbag cleanup into Aug.

Jul 4, 2017 / 5:00 am

The cleanup of the Okanagan Lake waterfront will take until the middle of August, according to documents posted online by the City of Penticton. The city is...

Can we swim in it?

Jun 30, 2017 / 1:00 pm

Despite the strange weather and massive flooding across the Okanagan this spring, Interior Health and the City of Kelowna say there is no cause for concern...

Beaches, launches open

Jun 30, 2017 / 11:10 am

The City of Kelowna has opened more beaches and boat launches in time for the Canada Day long weekend. While lake levels remain more than 55 centimetres above...

Lake down, fire danger up

Jun 30, 2017 / 8:45 am

As the flood danger lessens with each passing day, the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre is reminding residents the fire danger is high. Heading into...

Beaches finally see action

Jun 29, 2017 / 3:45 pm

Cleanup crews are working to open up more beaches and parks for the weekend, even though there might not be a lot of space to lay a towel. At Kelowna City Park...

Reclaiming the beach

Jun 29, 2017 / 11:35 am

Community members joined city staff at a second major beach clean up in Penticton on Thursday. This time, the focus was on picking up debris left from the...

Lake inches toward 343m

Jun 29, 2017 / 8:00 am

Okanagan Lake continues to inch its way down to a level we haven't seen in more than a month. The lake dropped another 1.5 centimetres since Wednesday...

Parks open for weekend

Jun 29, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Regional District of Central Okanagan has opened several waterfront parks and beaches for the July long weekend. While park and beach areas may be open to...

Lake drops another 1.3cm

Jun 28, 2017 / 11:15 am

UPDATE: 11:15 a.m. Flood protection measures are being removed from a few lakefront areas in advance of the July long weekend. In Peachland, the bladder dam and...

Great news for beachgoers

Jun 27, 2017 / 4:12 pm

UPDATE: 4:10 p.m. In preparation for the long weekend, crews will begin removing flood-protection measures where safe to do so, along parks and beaches in West...

Lake drops 4 cm

Jun 26, 2017 / 1:33 pm

UPDATE: 1:30 p.m. Sandbag crews continue to take down protective measures where safe to do so in the Central Okanagan. The Emergency Operations Centre says...

Lake continues slow drop

Jun 23, 2017 / 9:05 am

The Okanagan is expecting hot weather through the weekend, which is good news for those on the lakeshore. The level of Okanagan Lake continued its downward...

Lakes drop 2.1 cm

Jun 22, 2017 / 10:14 am

Both Okanagan and Kalamalka lakes saw dramatic drops in levels over the past 24 hours. Okanagan Lake dropped 2.1 centimetres since Wednesday morning. The level...

Yacht club drying out

Jun 21, 2017 / 2:10 pm

There is light at the end of the tunnel for the Penticton Yacht Club, as Okanagan Lake continues to slowly recede. Members and other volunteers have been...

Volunteers reclaim beach

Jun 21, 2017 / 12:47 pm

Community members spent their first hours of summer Wednesday morning cleaning Penticton's Marina Way Beach. The beach was covered in debris from weeks of...