More Flooding Imminent

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Yeah I heard it was up 30 percent from a few days ago...likely be up higher by end of today..
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It just doesn't add up.
Something stinks in the state of Ktown.
I've been by Mission Creek at KLO every day for several now.
Last evening looked the lowest I've seen it in weeks.
It seems to me to have been getting lower each day for at least 4 or 5 now.

I'd also like to add that back in 97, I had a friend that lived on Wardlaw Avenue by the tennis courts.
That year the water was up onto the grass at the water's edge for at least 20 feet into the grassy area.
Last night, the water was still not up past the first step down the steps going into the beach area.
That indicates to me that the water in 97 was at least ten inches higher than what I am seeing now.

Am I to believe that the beaches have risen at least ten inches in the past 20 years, or am I to believe my gut and follow my experience(s), thus making the call that we are being lied to.

Yep. I firmly believe that someone is either being misinformed, and passing that misinformation on to us with a fear factor attached, or someone is outright lying to us in hopes that nobody really recalls 97.

In either case, the question is:
why?
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The hydrometric station shows water in Mission Creek just started to rise. Remember, it takes several hours for upper melt water to reach valley bottom
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Just came back from Peachland, I've never seen the water so high at the shoreline.
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Temperature expected to be in the upper 20s today in Valley bottom, that could mean upper teens to low 20s at snowpack. Could see a raise in all creeks feeding Okanagan lake late today or early tomorrow.
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The blessed 0.1 percent of people . Lucky enough to live on the lake . Have deep deep pockets . Will be nothing for most of them to rebuild . Personally I think it is more important to help those in the trailer parks .
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Actually not a big an impact as I thought. Mission Creek already dropping again. Yesterday's heat didn't pump as much water into the system as advertised
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tsayta wrote:Actually not a big an impact as I thought. Mission Creek already dropping again. Yesterday's heat didn't pump as much water into the system as advertised


Moderate to strong winds from the south (meaning warm winds), would melt the snow the quickest.
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All this talk about the ugly lake (Okanagan) while the valley's most beautiful lake (Kalamalka) isn't talked about. Highest ever by far.
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tsayta wrote:Actually not a big an impact as I thought. Mission Creek already dropping again. Yesterday's heat didn't pump as much water into the system as advertised


GordonH wrote:Moderate to strong winds from the south (meaning warm winds), would melt the snow the quickest.


I think when it's this warm & sunny, the wind helps whisk away a fair bit of the moisture via evaporation, as well. So not quite as much water in the runoff.
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Just got back from seeing the beach @ Wardlaw, and unlike the 97 flood, the grass is still not under water. The water is still a fair distance from the top step up from the lake, and the grass has no wet areas.

Checked water @ Mission Creek and KLO, and it is down from last evening by a significant drop.
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Water is definitely on the grass at Wardlaw.
Looks worse now than in 97.
The wind whipped waves have really taken a toll.

I must say, I'm not holding a lot of sympathy for the illegal docks that have been destroyed.
I sure hope Mayor Sugarplum does what he needs to do to keep them from rebuilding them.
Only time will tell.
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If there is a water control point at Penticton to regulate Okanagan water height, why not dredge out the channel to skaha. This way more water can be let out the next time this happens
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So letting more water out and flooding everything downstream from Okanagan Lake would be the answer to OUR problems? We are letting out the maximum amount that is allowed and likely more.

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