Boaters urged to slow down to minimize flood damage

Columbia-Shuswap Regional District concerned about conditions on river and Mara Lake

Boaters are being told to slow down on Mara Lake and the Shuswap River.

There is a concern that high speed is adding to the problem residents are facing with high water levels.

“Boats travelling at high speed and close to the shore are causing waves that increase water levels as much as two feet, resulting in increased flooding and further damage to affected residents,” states a release from the Shuswap Emergency Program.