News releases


Be prepared: secure docks, avoid wake
June 23, 2022
Central Okanagan, B.C. – With Okanagan Lake sitting at full pool, any wind, rain or wake from boats has the potential to cause further erosion and damage to waterfront property and structures. Residents in waterfront and flood-prone areas are asked to take precautions. “Property owners are…
Okanagan Lake level reaches full pool
June 17, 2022
Central Okanagan, B.C.  –  Okanagan Lake has reached a level of 342.51 metres, 3 centimetres above full pool, and is expected to continue to rise through the next week. “We’re expecting a couple more weather events in the days ahead that will bring rain and wind,” said Sandra Follack, Central…
News Release No. 3 - Mission Creek Flood Update
June 15, 2022
Kelowna, B.C. – The Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is asking the public to leave debris washing up on shore from the Mission Creek flood in place until water levels recede as it helps to protect from further shore erosion. Boaters are also asked to be mindful of their speed and…
News Release No. 2 - Local State of Emergency Declared for the City of Kelowna
June 14, 2022
Date: June 14, 2022  Time: 2:15 p.m.  Kelowna, B.C. - A local State of Emergency has been declared for the Kelowna area in response to the threat to property caused by isolated flooding in Kelowna along Mission Creek, Scotty Creek and the upper reaches of Mill Creek.   Over the past 24 hours,…
EOC Activated to Manage Localized Flooding Along Mission Creek
June 14, 2022
News release #1  Date: 06/14/2022 Time: 10:00AM  Kelowna, B.C. – Over the past 24 hours, the Kelowna area has seen more rain than expected in the mountains and the valley, which has led to rising water levels in creeks and streams. There has been isolated flooding in Kelowna near Mission Creek and…