Water bodies in the Okanagan continue to rise toward record levels.
Okanagan Lake is up 4 centimetres since Monday morning to 342.91 metres.
That surpasses the 1990 flood level, and is just 9 centimetres below the year’s projected flood level.
Officials say with the forecast calling for gusty winds tonight and early Wednesday, wind-driven wave action could test waterfront flood protection measures.
There’s also the potential for rain and thundershowers later today as a cold front moves through.
“As well, the warmer than normal temperatures through today have resulted in higher levels and flows in area creeks and streams, further reducing the snowpack in the higher elevations,” says a release from the Regional District of Central Okanagan emergency program.
Boating is still not recommended on lakes, due to the high levels, and for safety reasons, due to all the debris.