Flood alerts rescinded

As lake levels lower and flood risks lessen, evacuation alerts for several properties in Lake Country have been rescinded.

These include properties from 3210 to 3387 Clement Rd., 11871 Highway 97 and 15770 to 15970 Oyama Rd.

Meanwhile, Okanagan Lake continues its descent toward normal summertime levels.

The level of the lake fell another 2.1 centimetres over the past 24 hours. It's now at 342.819 metres above sea level.

That's about 34 cm above what is considered full pool, 342.48 metres.

Kalamalka Lake also dipped 1.7 cm since Tuesday morning. It's at 392.075 metres above sea level. That's about 38 cm above full pool.

As the lakes lower, the job of cleaning up from the flood and high water levels continues.

Contractors are removing, and lowering flood mitigation measures such as sandbags and bladder dams from areas where the flood danger has passed.

A barge is also travelling along the foreshore cleaning up unnatural materials such as broken docks, barrels, garbage and large stumps and trees.

These are being removed from public areas and in front of private property. The barge is in the McKinley Landing area today and will reach lake Country Thursday.

It will then swing around and concentrate along the Westside Road area.

Another contractor will be doing the same in areas of Kalamalka and Wood lakes next week.

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