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Wind prompts severe wave action warning on all lakes - News Release #71
May 23, 2017
Kelowna, B.C. – High winds forecasted overnight have prompted a severe wave action warning for all property owners on Central Okanagan lakes. A storm surge phenomenon, created by high winds pushing a high volume of water in one direction, in addition to wave action on top of the surge, pose a...
Weather forecast prompts caution - News Release #70
May 23, 2017
Kelowna, B.C. – Winds forecasted for this evening will test flood protection measures with expected wind gusts from 40 to 60 kilometres per hour. The shoreline erosion from wave action along unprotected waterfront properties as area lakes levels continue to rise is an area of concern. Waterfront...
Lake Rises, Forecast for Wind - News Release #69
May 23, 2017
Kelowna, B.C. –  Okanagan Lake and water bodies across the Central Okanagan continue their rise toward record levels. Okanagan Lake rose 4 centimetres since yesterday morning to 342.91 metres, surpassing the 1990 flood level of 342.87 metres.  That’s just 9 centimetres below the year’s projected...
Forecast Strong Winds to Test Waterfront Protection News Release #68
May 22, 2017
Waterfront flood protection measures could face an additional test in the coming days if forecast strong winds come to reality.  And if they haven’t already, that’s a pretty good reason for lakefront property owners to install defenses. This afternoon, Okanagan Lake rose enough to edge over the...
Upper level snowpack melt, wind on the way - News Release #67
May 22, 2017
Kelowna, B.C. – Above normal temperatures in the forecast will accelerate the upper level snowpack melt during the next few days, leading to high streamflows and pushing Okanagan Lake’s level closer to the 343-metre flood mark. Strong winds forecast to begin Tuesday evening and overnight will come...