Whiteman’s Creek has been running high because of rain and snowmelt. (Dwayne Lawrence photo)

Whiteman’s Creek has been running high because of rain and snowmelt. (Dwayne Lawrence photo)

Okanagan band monitors flooding

High water a concern at Duck Lake and along Westside Road

Flooding continues to create challenges for Okanagan Indian Band members.

The band reports that water levels in the Salmon River/Heywood Bridge area have receded significantly and a family there can return home. An excavator is removing debris as required from the bridge, which is closed indefinitely.

At the band office, water is still being pumped out of the building. Water flow in parking lots has received and the volume has decreased.

Currently, culverts on Westside Road are not blocked. Water flows are still high but well below capacity. Periodic monitoring is still in effect for all areas.

And at Duck Lake, officials have not issued an evacuation order as of Sunday at 6:39 p.m. but they are staged in the area. Water levels are extremely high and the area affected is mainly in the mobile home developments close to the lake.