Preparing for high water

Residents in West Kelowna are preparing for possible flooding.

Residents in West Kelowna are gearing up for what could be a damp spring.

Kirsten Jones says as part of the city’s spring time preparations, sand piles and sand bags are provided in some areas of the community.

“This is a precautionary move we take each year,” she explained.

Sand can be found in the typical high flood-risks areas in the city such as Green Bay Road, Casa Loma Road and Whitworth Road.

Those living close to Okanagan Lake that are seeing a rise in water levels, can also find sand at Falcon Park, Casa Loma Beach Park and Pebble Beach Park.

To secure sand and sand bags, and to prevent stealing of sand contact the operations department at 778-797-8849.

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