Summerland crews prepare for flood repair work

Summerland crews prepare for flood repair work

Docks and pathway along lakeshore were damaged during flooding last spring

Municipal crews are preparing to repair damaged pathways and docks at Okanagan Lake this spring.

Kris Johnson, Summerland’s director of works and utilities, said the municipality has applied for Disaster Financial Assistance funding from the province and is now waiting for approval.

The funding is for 80 per cent of the cost of replacing damaged infrastructure.

“Our hope is to complete the dock repairs by July,” Johnson said, but added that the timeline will depend on when the funding is approved.

Municipal crews are now proceeding with design and procurement work.

The municipality has applied for funding to replace docks damaged in the flooding and a lakefront pathway which sustained significant damage during the flooding.

In addition, a path along Lakeshore Drive is up for repair work as well, although Johnson said the pathway upgrade may not occur until the fall.