The slow decline of local lakes continues.
Okanagan Lake is down 2 centimetres from Monday, but is still 60 cm’s above full pool.
Kalamalka Lake has declined 1.5 centimetres.
The Central Okanagan Emergency Program says in preparation for the long weekend, crews will begin removing protective measures where safe to do so, along parks and beaches in Kelowna, West Kelowna and Peachland.
The public can help in the recovery effort by utilizing Emergency Management BC (EMBC)’s online app for non-foreshore sandbag pickup locations. This data will be used in the planning and assessment of demobilization of flood protection measures. For more information on the app, or do-it-yourself sandbag drop locations, visit www.cordemergency.ca/beprepared/flood-recovery.
Under no circumstances should sandbags be emptied on beaches or into any creeks, wetland, beaches or other watercourses as outlined in the Water Sustainability Act. The impact can destroy fish habitat and affect drinking water, infrastructure, flood control, navigation and recreational activities.
Smaller debris on private property, including branches up to 2 inches in diameter and less than three feet long, can be disposed of in green yard waste bins. Extra yard waste up to 250 kgs can be dropped off for free, year round, at the Glenmore Landfill. Refer to the Regional District’s website for additional yard waste guideline information.