Water recedes in Southern Lakes

Residents in the Southern Lakes region are trying to enjoy what’s left of their summer now that water levels are stable and beginning to recede.

Residents in the Southern Lakes region are trying to enjoy what’s left of their summer now that water levels are stable and beginning to recede.

Tagish, Marsh and Bennett lakes have stabilized for now, although the current level remains about one metre higher than normal for the third week of August.

“Things are looking quite comfortable out there,” said Emergency Measures Organization spokesperson Doug Caldwell.

“People are trying to enjoy their summer because for the last eight or nine weeks they haven’t been able to relax.”

Water levels will continue to be affected by rain, but the forecast calls for normal temperatures and minimal precipitation.

The new record level is 35 centimetres above the previous historic record from 1981.

Engineers continue to maintain the dike holding back water as residents try to maintain the sandbags surrounding their properties.

“The water is starting to find little pathways around the sandbags,” said Caldwell.

Water levels are expected to return to normal by late September. (JW)

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