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Erosion Work Completed on North End of Okanagan Rail Trail

Posted Thursday, April 16, 2020

The erosion mitigation and construction work on the Okanagan Rail Trail was completed on Thursday, April 16. Work began to repair erosion and to protect the trail against future erosion in February.

“We are thrilled to announce that the erosion work was completed and the north end of the trail is now fully accessible,” said Mike Fox, General Manager of Community Services, RDNO. “We thank the trail users for the patience during this work.”

The RDNO has a large network of trails in the Greater Vernon area. So during the COVID-19 pandemic, people are encouraged to avoid visiting the busiest trails, and to instead encourage discover something new, and that is preferably in your neighbourhood. Users are encouraged to leave the car behind and cycle or walk to trails.

Past flooding events on Kalamalka Lake led to high water levels that caused serious damage and significantly eroded the Okanagan Rail Trail. The RDNO completed the first phase of this work in September 2019.

Completed work: