City set to start removing flood prevention works along waterfront

(Penticton BC – June 15, 2018) – Plans are underway to begin the process of removing sand bags and gabion baskets along the City’s Okanagan Lake waterfront, commencing next week.  A variety of flood prevention works were installed during the month of May to reduce the threat of high water and/or soil erosion.

At this time, residents and visitors to Penticton are advised that Okanagan Lake beach will remain closed as heavy equipment and workers require unimpeded access to the waterfront to have it cleared and cleaned in an expedited time frame.  As an alternative beach destination, users are reminded that Skaha Lake Park remains open.

“The removal of all works and debris will take a few weeks, however as soon as sections of the beach become clear, those areas will be reopened for public use”, said City Engineer, Ian Chapman.  “We thank beach users for their patience”. 

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Contact:
Ian Chapman
City Engineer
City of Penticton
250 490 2532