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The Okanagan Lake Dam pictured in 2019. (Okanagan WaterWise/Facebook)

Okanagan Lake Dam called ‘inadequate’ for flood mitigation

Climate change is driving the changes in lake levels, the Okanagan Basin Water Board said

 

Water floods the 3500 block of 40th Avenue in Vernon Friday. (Carol Giffen photo)

Flooding ‘collapses’ Vernon city street

Alexis Park area residents without water after suspected main break

 

This photo provided by the New York City Police Department shows flooding on New York York’s Upper East Side, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. The remnants of Hurricane Ida inundated large swaths of the northeastern U.S. with historic and unanticipated fury Wednesday night, killing several people in flooding in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. (New York City Police Department. via AP)

VIDEO: Death toll rises after Ida’s remnants hit Northeast U.S.

In New York City, officials banned travel for all but emergency vehicles until early Thursday

 

Vehicles come to rest in a stream Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, in Waverly, Tenn. Heavy rains caused flooding Saturday in Middle Tennessee and have resulted in multiple deaths as homes and rural roads were washed away. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tennessee floods tear 7-month-old twins from father’s arms

Babies were two of 18 victims claimed by the catastrophic flooding Saturday

Vehicles come to rest in a stream Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, in Waverly, Tenn. Heavy rains caused flooding Saturday in Middle Tennessee and have resulted in multiple deaths as homes and rural roads were washed away. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Flood risk assessment for the Vedder River is one of 38 flood planning projects that has been awarded provincial funding through the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund program. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

38 B.C. communities receive millions in provincial funding for flood planning

Program ‘vital in helping communities prepare for local emergencies,’ says minister Mike Farnworth

Flood risk assessment for the Vedder River is one of 38 flood planning projects that has been awarded provincial funding through the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund program. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A soldier walks on a temporary bridge set up by military in Bozkurt town of Kastamonu province, Turkey, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, after flooding. Turkey sent ships to help evacuate people and vehicles from a northern town on the Black Sea that was hard hit by flooding, as the death toll in the disaster rose Sunday to at least 62 and more people than that remained missing. (AP Photo)

Flooding death toll in Turkey climbs to 70; dozens missing

Torrential rains battered the country’s northwestern Black Sea provinces on Aug. 11

A soldier walks on a temporary bridge set up by military in Bozkurt town of Kastamonu province, Turkey, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, after flooding. Turkey sent ships to help evacuate people and vehicles from a northern town on the Black Sea that was hard hit by flooding, as the death toll in the disaster rose Sunday to at least 62 and more people than that remained missing. (AP Photo)
Chief Clifford Bull of the Lac Seul First Nation shows his ceremonial headdress in his office in Frenchman’s Head, Ont., Tuesday, April 24, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

Supreme Court sides with Lac Seul First Nation over flooding compensation

In an 8-1 ruling Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada set aside a $30-million award

Chief Clifford Bull of the Lac Seul First Nation shows his ceremonial headdress in his office in Frenchman’s Head, Ont., Tuesday, April 24, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
Flooding and sandbag retaining walls have become a familiar occurrence across the Okanagan Valley in recent years. (File photo)

Okanagan Lake water regulation system needs updating

Province has received report on process for moderinizing Okanagan Lake Regulations System

Flooding and sandbag retaining walls have become a familiar occurrence across the Okanagan Valley in recent years. (File photo)
A brown stream flows through Sandy River Trailer Park Saturday, July 10 after a sewage main break on Tronson Road. (Contributed)

Vernon ‘sewer’ spill leaves a mess at Sandy Beach

Residents left to clean up the city’s mess and potential long-term effects

A brown stream flows through Sandy River Trailer Park Saturday, July 10 after a sewage main break on Tronson Road. (Contributed)
Hail storm hits Invermere July 2, 2021, amid a hasty wildfire season in the rest of B.C. (Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce)

‘The heavens opened up’: Invermere hit with flash-flooding, hail as southern B.C. burns

The July 2 weather event in Invermere was over as quickly as it started

Hail storm hits Invermere July 2, 2021, amid a hasty wildfire season in the rest of B.C. (Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce)
The Chilcotin River below Big Creek, as seen here flooding in July 2019, is under a flood warning in June of 2021 due to high temperatures. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)

Heat wave mixed with snowmelt puts Cariboo rivers on flood watch

The BC River Forecast Centre says river levels in the upper Fraser and Chilcotin will rise

The Chilcotin River below Big Creek, as seen here flooding in July 2019, is under a flood warning in June of 2021 due to high temperatures. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)
A whitewater kayaker does a roll as he paddles on the Yukon River in Whitehorse, YK, Friday, July, 22, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

100-year flood level on Yukon River prompts warning to village of Carmacks

Rapid melt of the winter snowpack concerning as river levels are currently at critical thresholds

A whitewater kayaker does a roll as he paddles on the Yukon River in Whitehorse, YK, Friday, July, 22, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Himalayan Life helped finance the construction of Nepal’s Yangri Academic Centre and dormitories after a 2015 earthquake devastated the valley, killing more than 9,000 people. (Screen grab/Peter Schaeublin)

B.C. charity founder pledges to rebuild Nepalese school swept away by flash floods

Six years after an earthquake killed more than 9,000 people, Nepal faces another catastrophy

Himalayan Life helped finance the construction of Nepal’s Yangri Academic Centre and dormitories after a 2015 earthquake devastated the valley, killing more than 9,000 people. (Screen grab/Peter Schaeublin)
Crews near Rotary Beach in Summerland are continuing to repair the damaged pathway. The pathway sustained erosion and other damages during the floods of 2017 and 2018. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Crews repairing damaged Summerland pathway

Lakefront path sustained damages during spring floods in 2017 and 2018

Crews near Rotary Beach in Summerland are continuing to repair the damaged pathway. The pathway sustained erosion and other damages during the floods of 2017 and 2018. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
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B.C. homeowners are being urged to take steps to prepare for the possibility of a flood by moving equipment and other assets to higher ground. (J.R. Rardon)

‘Entire province faces risk’: B.C. citizens urged to prepare for above-average spring flooding

Larger-than-normal melting snowpack poses a threat to the province as warmer weather touches down

B.C. homeowners are being urged to take steps to prepare for the possibility of a flood by moving equipment and other assets to higher ground. (J.R. Rardon)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will provide sand and sandbags for residents affected by regional flooding. Warming temperatures in the coming days will affect conditions for snow melt. (Photo courtesy of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen urges preparation for spring flooding

Warming conditions will affect spring melting

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will provide sand and sandbags for residents affected by regional flooding. Warming temperatures in the coming days will affect conditions for snow melt. (Photo courtesy of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen)
In past years, creeks within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen have experienced significant flooding. The regional district is urging residents to take measures now to prepare for the possibility of spring flooding this year. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen urges residents to prepare for flooding

Rapidly melting snowpack can result in localized flooding, landslides and mudslides

In past years, creeks within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen have experienced significant flooding. The regional district is urging residents to take measures now to prepare for the possibility of spring flooding this year. (Black Press file photo)
Flooding has become a reality for many communities in the Okanagan Valley as the region faces more extreme weather storms, blamed on the impact of climate change. (File photo)

Okanagan high target for spring flooding

Higher snowpack and mild winter precipitation levels raise concerns for Canada’s insurance industry

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Flooding has become a reality for many communities in the Okanagan Valley as the region faces more extreme weather storms, blamed on the impact of climate change. (File photo)
The splash park, playground and neighbouring washroom facilities remain closed at Vernon’s Polson Park due to pooling of groundwater. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Stagnant water keeps popular North Okanagan park closed

Splash park, playground and washrooms still closed at Polson Park due to water pooling

The splash park, playground and neighbouring washroom facilities remain closed at Vernon’s Polson Park due to pooling of groundwater. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)