Officials say Okanagan Lake has peaked, and its levels are now receding.
The lake hit a high of 342.69 metres, which is 57 centimetres lower than last year’s high water mark.
Property owners are advised to keep flood protection measures in place, as the lake is still 18 cm’s above full pool and the lakeshore remains vulnerable to flooding and erosion.
“The situation is looking good, especially compared to last year. But we have to hold on just a little bit longer before it is safe to take away the log booms and other protection measures,” says Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre Director, Joe Creron. “While it’s impossible to know for sure how long it will take, we are hopeful that the lake will reach seasonally normal levels within two weeks.”
The levels of Kalamalka Lake have been declining since May 31st.