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Flood repairs set to begin

The 2017 flood season took quite a toll on parks across the Valley, and while a park in West Kelowna has recently reopened, work on others is just getting started.

On Monday, crews will be begin installing two prefabricated bridges in Hardy Falls Regional Park at the south end of Peachland.

Two years ago Deep Creek flooded its banks, damaging the two bridges in the park and parts of the trail. The park has been closed since the 2017 flooding.

The bridges will be airlifted into the park from a nearby property, and then trail repairs will be made in early May.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan received $48,400 from the Provincial Disaster Assistance program for the repair work.

Work is also expected to begin next week at Killiney Beach Community Park off Westside Road near the north end of Okanagan Lake. Record high levels on the lake in 2017 damaged the concrete boat launch pads at the park.

Paving of the access road is expected to begin on April 10, and the boat launch pad should be stabilized in June.

The RDCO received $330,000 for the repairs from Provincial Disaster Assistance program, while the Community Works Gas Tax Fund provided another $180,000.

Up to date progress on restoration work in the RDCO can be found here.

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