Kelowna Dredging Project About to Begin
Beginning on Monday, August 10, dredging will occur over the course of a week to remove large volumes of sand from the Cook Road boat launch area, announced City of Kelowna.
Work is expected to be completed on Sunday, August 16.
Mobilization of equipment, environmental mitigation and site operations will require a complete boat launch closure to expedite the removal of sand.
“Removing this significant accumulation of sand from the area is complex and requires measures to protect the environment and surrounding infrastructure,” said Terry Barton, the parks and building project manager. “The sand will be screened and relocated later in the fall to nourish the south shoreline of Rotary Beach, close to Manteo Resort.”
Large amounts of sand have been moving quickly from Mission Creek affecting the boat launch operations and for safety reasons, removal must be completed in a timely manner.
Provincial approvals have been granted to begin dredging when it has the least impact to spawning habitat as outlined in the BC Water Act.