2018 Freshet updates

Updates

9:09 AM Fri, Jun 29, 2018
News release no. 46, Central Okanagan, B.C. - Crews are in the final stages of removing the few remaining flood protection measures put in place this spring to keep our communities safe during the...
2:56 AM Tue, Jun 19, 2018
News Release No. 45  Central Okanagan, B.C. — The State of Local Emergency (SOLE) for Kelowna expired last night at midnight while the Regional District of Central Okanagan’s SOLE has been cancelled...
3:06 AM Mon, Jun 18, 2018
News Release No. 44 Central Okanagan, B.C. — The State of Local Emergency for West Kelowna has been rescinded due to a reduction in the threat of flooding. States of Local Emergency remain in effect...
10:13 AM Fri, Jun 15, 2018
News Release No. 43 Central Okanagan, B.C. — An evacuation alert for one property on Westside Road in the Central Okanagan’s West Electoral Area has been rescinded. States of Local Emergency remain...
9:58 AM Thu, Jun 14, 2018
News Release No. 42 Central Okanagan, B.C. — The Emergency Operations Centre is demobilizing most of its flood protection measures and it advises residents to consider doing the same. Residents who...
11:51 AM Wed, Jun 13, 2018
News Release No. 41 Central Okanagan, B.C. — An evacuation order for one property on Capri Road in West Kelowna has been rescinded. States of Local Emergency remain in effect for Kelowna, West...
3:00 AM Mon, Jun 11, 2018
News Release No. 40 Central Okanagan, B.C. — The State of Local Emergency for Peachland has been rescinded due to a reduction in the threat of flooding. States of Local Emergency remain in effect for...
3:00 AM Thu, Jun 07, 2018
News Release No. 39 Central Okanagan, B.C. — The State of Local Emergency for the Westbank First Nation has been rescinded due to a reduction in the threat of flooding. An evacuation alert for 9284...
11:49 AM Wed, Jun 06, 2018
News Release No. 38 Central Okanagan, B.C. — Okanagan Lake is now receding after peaking at 342.69 m, which is 57 cm lower than last year’s high water mark. However, lake levels are still above full...
12:25 PM Fri, Jun 01, 2018
News Release No. 37 Central Okanagan, B.C. — With possible high winds forecast for the weekend, protection measures have been placed in key areas along the shores of Okanagan Lake to protect public...
2:16 PM Wed, May 30, 2018
News Release No. 36 Central Okanagan, B.C. — Starting tomorrow, crews will be out installing log booms on Okanagan Lake to protect public infrastructure and beachfront areas from possible high winds...
2:41 PM Mon, May 28, 2018
News Release No. 35  Central Okanagan, B.C. — Data provided by Environment Canada shows that the daily rise in the level of Okanagan Lake has slowed significantly. In the last 24 hours, the lake went...
11:11 AM Fri, May 25, 2018
News Release No. 34 Central Okanagan, B.C. — With the forecast predicting warm and sunny weather throughout the Central Okanagan, it looks like it will be great weekend to get out and enjoy the...
11:27 AM Sun, May 20, 2018
News Release No. 33 Central Okanagan, B.C. — Okanagan Lake is currently at 342.54 metres, 6 centimetres above full pool, and is expected to continue to rise. Emergency crews are undertaking...
1:57 PM Sat, May 19, 2018
News Release No. 32 Central Okanagan, B.C. - Okanagan Lake hit full pool today and is predicted to reach levels similar to last year in the coming weeks. The predictions are based on continuously...
4:06 PM Fri, May 18, 2018
News Release No. 31 Central Okanagan, B.C. – The Evacuation Order for two Regional District properties has been rescinded. The affected properties are: 8645 Westside Rd N 8635 Ewings Landing Rd...
2:29 PM Fri, May 18, 2018
News Release No. 30  Central Okanagan, B.C. —  Property owners along the waterfront prone to flooding or to damage due to flooding are encouraged to install protective measures for lake levels that...
7:49 AM Fri, May 18, 2018
News Release No. 29   Central Okanagan, B.C. — At 8 a.m. this morning, Canadian Forces personnel will be assisting Central Okanagan Emergency Operations in protecting local infrastructure from rising...
3:04 PM Thu, May 17, 2018
News Release No. 28 Central Okanagan, B.C. — Heading into the May long weekend, Okanagan Lake is safe to be enjoyed responsibly by locals and visitors alike. The lake’s level is approaching full pool...
10:33 AM Thu, May 17, 2018
News Release No. 27  Westbank First Nation, B.C. - An Evacuation Alert has been rescinded for eight properties at the Westgate Village Mobile Park, located at 1880 Old Boucherie Road in Westbank...
5:16 PM Wed, May 16, 2018
New Release No. 26   Central Okanagan, B.C. — The Evacuation Alert issued on May 4, 2018, for seven properties in West Kelowna has been rescinded. The properties include: 3974 Hitchner Road 3982...
4:23 PM Tue, May 15, 2018
News Release No. 25 Central Okanagan, B.C. – A State of Local Emergency has been declared for the District of Lake Country as a precautionary measure due to potential high water levels on the local...
2:18 PM Tue, May 15, 2018
News Release # 24 Higher than normal snowpack levels, warm temperatures and predicted rainfall are all variable factors that can combine to elevate the risk of flooding from creeks, streams and...
10:33 AM Mon, May 14, 2018
Central Okanagan, B.C. – Roadwork continues on Highway 33 in a bid to head off issues with the 2018 freshet. Construction 8 kilometres east of Kelowna has reduced the highway to single lane...
10:16 AM Sat, May 12, 2018
Central Okanagan, B.C. – An Evacuation Alert has been rescinded for two properties in the Killiney Beach area of the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area. Property owners at 9294 and 9304 Hodges Road...
10:05 AM Fri, May 11, 2018
News Release No. 21 Central Okanagan, B.C. – The Evacuation Order, enacted on Wednesday, May 9, for the 8 properties along Philpott Road has been rescinded. On Wednesday, May 9, a bridge across...
3:25 PM Thu, May 10, 2018
Crews spent Thursday evaluating flooding mitigation measures after Wednesday’s rain caused localized flooding and record creek flows. Mission Creek reached a record flow rate overnight of 124 m3/s....
11:11 AM Wed, May 09, 2018
News Release No. 19 Central Okanagan, B.C.  – Following Wednesday morning’s rainfall, residents across the Central Okanagan region are being reminded to exercise caution and stay away from creeks as...
5:09 PM Tue, May 08, 2018
News Release No. 18 Kelowna, B.C.  – With heavy rains in the forecast Wednesday to Friday this week, residents will see Wildfire Service crews and contractors working in high risk areas around...
3:15 PM Mon, May 07, 2018
News Release No. 17 Kelowna, B.C.  - A State of Local Emergency has been expanded city-wide for Kelowna as a precautionary measure due to potential high stream flows on local creeks and high ground...
12:14 PM Sun, May 06, 2018
News Release No. 16 On Sunday May 6, the District of Peachland declared a local state of emergency to deal with a landslide at Princeton Ave. and water flowing across Hwy 97.  The state of emergency...
5:41 PM Sat, May 05, 2018
News Release No. 15 West Kelowna, B.C.  Due to the significant increase in McDougall Creek levels and flow, an evacuation order has been issued for one property along the creek. The property under...
5:27 PM Sat, May 05, 2018
News Release No. 14 Central Okanagan, B.C.  Due to slope instability, one property on Westside Rd in the Central Okanagan region is being placed on evacuation alert. The property affected by the...
11:59 AM Sat, May 05, 2018
News Release No. 13 Central Okanagan, B.C.  Due to slope instability, three properties on Hodges Rd are being placed on evacuation alert. The properties affected by the evacuation alert include: 9284...
10:54 AM Sat, May 05, 2018
News Release No. 12 Westbank First Nation, B.C.  Due to the significant increase in McDougall Creek levels and flow, eight properties within Westgate Village Mobile Home Park at 1880 Old Boucherie...
2:40 PM Fri, May 04, 2018
News Release No. 11 West Kelowna, B.C.  Due to a significant increase in McDougall Creek levels and flow, seven properties along Hitchner Road and Jennens Road in West Kelowna have been placed on...
5:01 PM Thu, May 03, 2018
News Release No. 10 Central Okanagan, B.C. – The Evacuation Order, enacted on Saturday, April 28, for the 12 Killiney Beach area properties has been rescinded. Residents should be advised that power...
10:30 AM Wed, May 02, 2018
News Release No.9   A section of road located at 8645 Westside Road N in the Ewings Landing area has reopened to single lane alternating traffic.   A 50 per cent load restriction remains in place for...
7:14 AM Wed, May 02, 2018
A section of road located at 8645 Westside Road N in the Ewings Landing area is closed to traffic until further notice. Ewings Landing is located between Killiney Beach and Fintry. The Ministry of...
4:56 PM Tue, May 01, 2018
Due to slope instability, a local State of Emergency has been declared on Westside Road N from 5625 Westside Road to 10374 Westside Road in response to the threat to property caused by slope...
12:35 PM Tue, May 01, 2018
Due to slope instability, two properties below Westside Road at Ewing Landing have been issued an evacuation alert. This same section of Westside Road at Ewing Landing is open to single lane...
12:35 PM Mon, Apr 30, 2018
The Evacuation Order for 12 Killiney Beach area properties remains in effect until further notice. Only when conditions are safe, will the order will be rescinded and residents allowed to return. ...
3:56 PM Sun, Apr 29, 2018
Central Okanagan, B.C. – The Evacuation Order for the 12 Killiney Beach area properties remains in place at this time. The majority of the properties are vacation homes and vacant. Two individuals...
5:00 PM Sat, Apr 28, 2018
Central Okanagan - Due to slope instability, a local state of emergency has been declared to facilitate an Evacuation Order for 12 properties in the Killiney Beach area within the Central Okanagan...
1:55 PM Thu, Apr 26, 2018
Kelowna, B.C. – Central Okanagan property owners living near creeks and streams who’ve historically experienced flooding are urged to prepare and take proactive measures to protect their property....
3:56 PM Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Kelowna, B.C.  – Emergency officials and local government staff are responding to various reports of small landslides and localized flooding because of groundwater and high water levels in low-...
10:44 AM Wed, Apr 18, 2018
Current situation update Isolated and localized flooding have been reported in the region. These incidents stem from groundwater seepage and low-level snowpack melt.   At this time freshet (spring...