Pools of groundwater have been forming at Polson Park thanks to a high water table and Coldstream Creek running high

Pools of groundwater have been forming at Polson Park thanks to a high water table and Coldstream Creek running high

Polson pools create stench

Visitors to Polson Park haven’t had to venture into the spray park to get wet.

Visitors to Polson Park haven’t had to venture into the spray park to get wet.

Pools of water have been forming in the park over the last few days.

“It’s ground water,” said Tannis Nelson, community development co-ordinator with the Regional District of North Okanagan.

“There’s high water table and the creek is high.”

Some public calls have been received about the situation.

“It quite smelly and stagnant,” said Nelson of the standing water.

The Interior Health Authority is being contacted to determine if there are any health concerns.

“If there are any public health issues, we would fence the area off,” said Nelson.

Once water levels recede, RDNO will install drains in the lower areas of the park to avoid puddles in the future.

But a short-term solution will be the arrival of hot weather drying the water up.

“It shouldn’t be a problem for too much longer,” said Nelson.