When Mill Creek flooded in May, several properties were affected Kelowna.—Image: Jen Zielinski

Mapping Kelowna creeks to mitigate future flooding

Kelowna and the Central Okanagan Regional District look to pool resources to fend off future floods

Kelowna and the Regional District of Central Okanagan are planning to seek funds from the Union of B.C. Municipalities to map two local creeks with the aim of mitigating future flooding.

Kelowna city council gave staff the green light to apply for funds to conduct the work on Mill Creek, while the RDCO plans to tap the same fund for similar work on Mission Creek.

The UBCM Community Emergency Preparedness Fund provides money for flood mapping, risk assessment and flood mitigation planning by municipalities across the province.

In the spring, Kelowna, as well as other communities along Okanagan Lake, were hit hard by flooding after a larger than normal snow pack melted faster than usual. First it flooded local creeks and then drove up the level of the lake to record levels.

Senior city manager Ron Westlake told council Monday, the city has been working with the regional district on water resource management and if both local governments can get the grants, they will share resources to complete the flood mitigation mapping work.

To report a typo, email: edit@kelownacapnews.com.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Suspect nabbed in stolen truck

After ramming a police car, Kelowna cops use spike-belt to stop stolen vehicle

Flair Air’s Kelowna-Vancouver flights take off

The route has been added to the Kelowna-based ultra-low cost airline’s service

Missing Kelowna resident located

Nathan Guy Durant has been found

Fire destroys Kelowna motorhome

Kelowna fire crews arrived to find a fully-engulfed motorhome Friday morning.

Transportation partnership to be discussed at Lake Country council

A review of the Sustainable Transportation Partnership will be presented Tuesday

VIDEO: Average Canadian food bill to rise by $348 in 2018

Atlantic Canada and B.C. will see the most increases for consumers

AHUS patient Shantee Anaquod is home for Christmas

Less than a month after receiving first dose of $750K drug, 23 year old healthy enough to go home

Firefighter dies, thousands more take on California blaze

This is second death linked to the Thomas fire, northwest of Los Angeles

Moose calves rescued in northern B.C. are ‘golden nuggets:’ researcher

Calves discovered near Prince George in late May. Mother had been killed by a car

Missing Alberta man could be headed to Victoria

Police in Alberta say Vernon “Allan” Pickard has not been heard from since late November

Cineplex charges extra at some Star Wars screenings

Fans are getting a surprise twist at the box office with extra $1 charges for assigned seating

Police investigating firearms report at mall

Police received the call at about 5:15 p.m. Thursday evening at Cherry Lane Mall

Toddler sent to hospital following dog bite at Vancouver Island daycare

Malamute/husky cross involved in incident at 1200-block of Burnside Rd. West

Provincial Contractor of the Year awards handed out across B.C.

Deputy Minister’s 2017 awards recognize excellence in transportation and infrastructure

Most Read