Osoyoos Lake is rising rapidly...and that has forced the Town of Osoyoos to close its downtown marina and other community boat launch sites.
The water level rose to 914.56 feet yesterday afternoon...about four inches below where the lake crested in June of last year.
With last nights rain...the lake was expected to go over last years maximum level of 914.89 feet.
The word from town hall is - if you were close to flooding last year, you should be sandbagging immediately.
Sandbags are available in three places...along Hwy 3 across from the Osoyoos Dairy Queen, at the Boat Trailer Parking lot located along Hwy 3 at 6901 Main St, and at 91st street and Hwy 97, which is at the bottom of Graveyard Hill...
The Town of Osoyoos will be closing all town boat launches and the Marina today. All watercraft are requested to stay ashore or be respectful regarding the wave action on shoreline properties.
Boaters are also cautioned that there is minimal clearance under the bridge and strong undercurrents.
Travel under the bridge should be avoided or must be done using extreme caution.