Flooding in the Swan Lake area, 1948. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo #30879)

Flooding in the Swan Lake area, 1948. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo #30879)

North Okanagan has a long history of flooding

Museum photo from 1948 shows Swan Lake flood

Flooding has long plagued the North Okanagan.

Many residents continue to be affected by high water today.

But as history shows, flood waters have been an issue for many years, as depicted by this 1948 picture of flooding in the Swan Lake area.

History photos courtesy of the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives

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