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Flood / Evacuation Information Update – Jun 2 17 – North Westside

This was today's RDCO release pertaining to the evacuation and flooding information for Killiney Beach in particular but the generic flooding information is critical to all residents of EA West. At the moment the problems seem to be in and around Killiney Beach but all the waterfront homes and waterfront infrastructure from...

Killiney Beach Flooding Update – May 31 17 – North Westside

As I am out of the area for the next 5 days attending the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Annual Convention my wife Michelle will be documenting the flooding impact on Killiney Beach Park during my absence. The unprecedented rise in the water level of Okanagan Lake calls for extra attention to the...

Killiney Beach – Flooding Update – May 26 17

Went for a walk from the south end of Killiney Beach right through to the gate at the north end. The water is still rising and I believe we are very close or at the 1948 record.

Another shot of the beach in front of my place showing...

Killiney Beach – Flooding – May 25 17

Killiney Beach - Pump house and Pier saw flood protection beefed up in anticipation of meeting or exceeding the 1948 flood record for Okanagan Lake.

There was also 6 loads of rock placed along stretches of the road as well as in front of the pump house. Hopefully this...

High Water and No Power – Flooding Update May 24

The power went out at 7:23pm last night and was off for just over 23 hours. Nice addition to the current mudslides, flooding and thunderstorms with high winds and lake waves with a storm surge.

Here is the Tiger Dam deployed to protect the road and beach sites on Killiney Beach.

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Third Slide in North Westside in Two Weeks

Pictures and videos of the Marchbank slide. The first picture is looking down the slide path. The first video is a walk down the slide the second video is a walk up the slide path.

Fortunately no one was injured, structural damage was...

Full Pool + – Okanagan Lake – Some photos

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Water is still rising in Okanagan Lake lots of run-off left in the watershed and it's all headed down hill to the lake that's how the valley geography works.

 

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Flood Watch: Evacuation order rescinded for Killiney Beach

Just received this notice from RDCO:

Flood Watch: Evacuation order rescinded for Killiney Beach - News Release #55

An evacuation order has been rescinded for 17 properties along Kilkenny Place in the Killiney Beach subdivision. This includes 9567 to 9697 Kilkenny Place. A landslide Saturday prompted the evacuation order. Eight people received assistance from Emergency...

Update on the Flooding in the North Westside

17-05-14 RDCO UPDATE: There are a couple of danger trees that need to be removed, a hydro pole replaced and some minor road repairs made before people can return. We hope to have that work completed later today.

Even without the arrival of the storm predicted for yesterday the water continues to flow and...

Electoral Area West Flooding – Central Okanagan

It has been an incredibly wet spring in the Okanagan. The ground is saturated the creeks are flowing at capacity as the snowpack melts. Here is a short clip of Shorts Creek as it goes under Westside Road in Fintry Provincial Park.

Got these pictures on my way...