With Osoyoos Lake’s level now surpassing 913 feet above sea level and with storms expected to cause more flooding to the north, the Town of Osoyoos is warning residents and businesses to be proactive about possible floods.
“It is uncertain how or if the situations further up the valley may affect the South Okanagan as water flows south through the mainstream lakes,” the town said in a joint news release with the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) issued Thursday.
“The prediction of thunderstorms and rain by Environment Canada starting Thursday, May 11 could add additional volumes of water moving through the lakes system to Osoyoos Lake,” the news release said.
Sand and sandbags have been available at the Public Works yard in the industrial park and sand will be placed across Highway 3 from the Dairy Queen.
Staff – Osoyoos Times – May 11, 2017.