Flooding an issue

Seasonal flooding issues on Armstrong’s Deep Creek watershed have an irrigation district looking for support.

Seasonal flooding issues on Armstrong’s Deep Creek watershed have an irrigation district looking for support.

The Deep Creek Irrigation District is in the beginning stages of working on a program to help mitigate the flooding which has, in the past, created quite a bit of damage to farmland that once was producting.

“Decades of neglect have left the system in pport shape,” said irrigation district chairperson Bruce Jones in a presentation to Spallumcheen council.

The irrigation ditch runs from Armstrong to the head of Okanagan Lake on Okanagan Indian Band land.

The group has hired a consultant to do an initial design flow study.

“We have secured initial funding from private sources, and we are also looking at some long-term funding available on a matching basis,” said Jones.

“I am not here looking for anything other than a letter of support.”

Township council unanimously agreed to the district’s request.