Lake Level / Debris Removale & Evacuation Order Lifted

The level of Okanagan Lake was recorded as 342.703 m above sea level on July 18, down 1.1 centimeters from July 17.

Final Evacuation Orders Lifted for Okanagan Lake Flooding

Evacuation Orders have been rescinded for five properties in the Killiney Beach area of the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area that were impacted by Okanagan Lake flooding:

  • 9415 Hodges Road
  • 9425 Hodges Road
  • 9435 Hodges Road
  • 9445 Hodges Road
  • 9467 Kilkenny Place

No flood related Evacuation Orders remain in effect in the Central Okanagan at this time.

Debris Removal

Barges continue to remove unnatural debris from the shores of local lakes including unclaimed broken docks, unregistered boats, garbage and barrels, along with large trees or stumps. Damaged docks and pilings still in place are the responsibility of the property owner.

Any debris that residents do not want removed should be clearly marked with “Do Not Remove”, so crews know to leave it behind. This may include sections of dock residents are hoping to repair. If possible, use fluorescent orange flagging tape or paint.

Barges are continuing work along the shore at McKinley Landing in Kelowna and will be moving north through Lake Country and then across Okanagan Lake to north Westside Road later this week. A contractor has initiated debris removals in Wood Lake and Kalamalka Lake and will continue for the week.

Small woody debris on private property is the responsibility of residents. It can be disposed of as yard waste and put into the curbside yard waste bins providing it meets acceptable size limits under the program.

Yard-waste type debris can be taken to the Glenmore landfill free in loads up to 250 kilograms and less than 5 centimetres in circumference. Regular tipping fees apply to other loads.

Yard-waste sized debris may also be taken to:

  • The Westside Residential Waste Disposal and Recycling Centre on Asquith Road in West Kelowna. Regular yard waste disposal charge applies.
  • The transfer stations at Traders Cove and North Westside with a maximum load of 250 kilograms, 10 bags or one pick-up truck load.

See the Regional District Regional of Central Okanagan Yard Waste Program for more information.


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