FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2018
Beginning Tuesday, March 27, the City of West Kelowna is closing Rotary Trails Park to the public and beginning to stage supplies at that location and other areas in West Kelowna in an abundance of caution as the community prepares for possible flooding.
For homeowners who wish to protect their properties from possible flooding, sand and sandbags will be made available at the following locations:
- Kinsmen Works Yard – 3170 Shannon Lake Road
- Across the street from the Glenrosa Fire Station on Gates Road
- Across the street from the Rose Valley Fire Station on West Kelowna Road
- Two locations along Hitchner Road
More sandbag locations may be established should demand and conditions dictate.
With the wet weather experienced recently and a higher-than-normal snowpack, West Kelowna crews are preparing for flooding.
Private property owners living in flood-prone areas or near waterways are encouraged to consider how to protect their property in case of flooding. Please contact the City’s Planning Department at 778-797-8830 before conducting any work in waterways or sensitive aquatic areas on your property.