May 13, 2020

Lots of rain but we are still here

Most people around here are saying that last nights storm was the worst they have ever experienced here in Kelowna.  Yet others as close as Vernon and Penticton hardly got any rain.  We got tons of rain and it never stopped, the streets were like a flowing stream. Later in the evening we were further treated to more rain lightening and very loud thunder.

Before it even got dark out it was obvious that the lake was rising.

The rain chains did their job.

Taken this morning.

By Colin’s accurate measurements taken every morning at 8:00AM the lake had gone up four inches. That is very good news. The day prior the lake rose six inches and the day before that it was up seven inches. Today with all that rain it only rose four inches. So that means that the snow pack is likely melted and the flow of water is slowing down.

On our walk today we saw observed that the wee island that the geese and ducks hang out at and usually have their nests at is totally under water. The parks beach is also totally under water and the water is right up to the golf course fence.  There is some water pumping going on there.  A few water traps have appeared on the golf course but we are not sure if they are from the lake or from the rain.

We were to have more rain showers today but they stayed away, lucky us.


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6 Responses to “Lots of rain but we are still here”

  1. SandyM says:

    Hope that is it for the rising water and by morning it will be receding. Nice photo of the rain chain.

    Think I need to “borrow” the sweet picture of the kitty cat.

    Wishing you sunshine tomorrow.

  2. Maxx Trails says:

    We had some rain and a few thunder claps and lightning strikes last night but not nearly what was predicted. Hopefully you are right and that is the end of your rising water.

  3. We’re just starting with the heavy Rain.
    Hoping your rising lake level has come to an end.
    That is a cut Kitten.
    Be Safe and Enjoy your inside day.

    It’s about time.

    • contessa says:

      Good luck with you rain and weather. Certainly not a normal spring but then nothing is normal any longer.

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