In the month of June, the Central Okanagan saw more rain than expected in the mountains and the valley, which led to rising water levels in creeks and streams and flowing into Okanagan Lake.
A local state of emergency was declared for the City of Kelowna on June 14 and rescinded on June 19.
Okanagan Lake reached full pool on June 17. However, Mission Creek and Okanagan Lake levels are lowering slowly.
There is a significant amount of debris at the shoreline which will help to protect the shoreline during high water levels.
- Boaters are asked to minimize their wake close to the shoreline to help reduce further erosion and damage to property along the waterfront.
- Residents are asked to leave the debris at the waterline until the lake level has receded. Logs and debris provide the best protection for our shoreline and residents are asked not to push them back into the lake.
- Please follow all safety and closure notices in parks, beaches and trails in the region. Use care when walking near creeks as banks can be slippery and unstable due to erosion.
- Sand and sandbags are available for pick up for residential use:
- Kelowna – Capital News Centre at 4105 Gordon Road (at Lequime)
- Joe Rich – Joe Rich Fire Department at 14481 Hwy 33
- Lake Country – 15708 Whiskey Cove Road; Beasley Park at 3450 Woodsdale Road; beach parking lot across from Oyama Fire Hall at 15656 Oyama Road
- Peachland – Parking lot at corner of 13th Street and San Clemente Avenue
- West Kelowna
- Casa Loma Beach at 2606 Casa Loma Road
- Falcon Park adjacent to 1339 Green Bay Road
- Sternwheeler Park adjacent to 1649 Pritchard Drive
- Hazelnut Park on Whitworth Drive (between 25056 and 2495)
- Westbank First Nation
- 515 Highway 97 (main government office - turn right into overflow parking area)
- Intersection of Boucherie Road and Old Boucherie Road
- North Westside
- Killiney Beach Main Hall Station at 101-514 Udell Road
- Westside Road Station at 102-7355 N Westside Road North