Docks continue to be submerged by a rising Okanagan Lake. (Ian Jensen/Morning Star)

Okanagan Lake’s slow rise

Updating the situation with Okanagan Lake’s level in the Kelowna area

Okanagan Lake continues its steady climb.

Environment Canada reported Okanagan Lake reached 343.06 metres at 6 a.m. on May 28 – a one-centimetre rise since May 27 at 11:25 a.m. when the lake level was reported as 343.05 m.

Residents and visitors to the Central Okanagan are reminded to leave flood protection measures in place and bolster them in preparation for high water and possible windy conditions. High lake levels and variable weather conditions are expected to persist for the foreseeable future.

People are also asked to stay off the bladder dams, gabion cages and sandbags deployed along beaches and creeks.

The flows in Mission Creek are expected to increase significantly over the next few days with the forecasted hot weather. Crews are bolstering protection measures between Lakeshore Bridge and the mouth of Okanagan Lake today. Residents living along Mission Creek, especially those closer to the lake, are urged to reinforce the flood protection around their properties, due to increasing lake levels and potential for back water effect.

Evacuation Alerts remain in place for 10 properties on the North end of Westside Road and on Westbank First Nation land.

Sand and sand bag locations can be found on Sand is continually being replenished.

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