SUMMERLAND REVIEW FILE PHOTO DAMAGED PATHWAY The concrete along the lakeshore path in Summerland has sustained damage and erosion. The municipality is applying for funding to repair this and other damage from the flooding this spring.

Summerland’s flood repair funding not yet received

Province’s Disaster Financial Assistance to cover 80 per cent of repair costs

The municipality of Summerland will repair waterfront damage resulting from flooding in the spring and early summer, but the funding has not yet been received.

“We’re still in the estimating phase,” said Linda Tynan, Summerland’s chief administrative officer.

She said funding through the provincial government’s Disaster Financial Assistance program is available for the repair work, but the work will not cover the entire costs of repairs.

Under the provincial funding model, the province pays 100 per cent of the costs of disaster response work and 80 per cent of the recovery costs after a disaster.

Response work is work which is done while a crisis is happening. Recovery costs include repairs and rebuilding after a crisis is over.

During the flooding, high water levels resulted in damage to a 600-metre walking path along the lakeshore from Peach Orchard Beach to the Summerland Yacht Club. Concrete on the path has eroded or broken as a result of the flooding.

Two docks at Rotary Beach were demolished during the flooding and the Rotary Walking Pier also sustained some damage.

Tables and benches near the water’s edge may have sustained damage to the concrete bases, and concerns have been raised that playground equipment at smaller lakefront parks might not be secure.

The flooding, in May and June, affected many communities along Okanagan Lake.

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