Local creeks maintained in advance of freshet flows

(Penticton BC – April 20, 2018) – To ensure local creeks can handle increases in water flow, crews will be removing accumulated material from Ellis and Penticton creeks and adding additional rock armouring for erosion protection.

“This work is scheduled to start immediately” said City Engineer, Ian Chapman.  “Members of the public may observe excavators and trucks near both creeks and are asked to proceed carefully in the vicinity of this activity.”

The work being performed to Ellis Creek has received special approval from the Province in accordance with proactive emergency preparedness.  Work along the Penticton Creek is being carried out through the normal permitting requirements.

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Contact:

Ian Chapman

City Engineer

City of Penticton

250-490-2521