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Monday, July 7, 2014

Elizabeth Lake Update

Congratulations to the crew from Hebditch Contracting Ltd for getting the job done in the period of a few hours.

Let's hope the level continues to steadily drop alleviating the three month back up of water in Elizabeth Lake, without further incident.

From the City Website:
Cranbrook, BC (July 7, 2014) – Crews contracted by the City of Cranbrook successfully installed a valve pipe Monday across Wattsville Road to help move water from Elizabeth Lake.  The 12 inch pipe is now open and is moving water taking over from the siphon system put in place last week.
The valve pipe will be left at a minimum flow overnight Monday so not to overwhelm the drainage system and cause any downstream flooding.  City staff will spend the next few days modifying pipe output and downstream drainage levels to an acceptable level.
Residents and drivers are advised Wattsville Road will remain closed to all traffic for another day.   Crews will finish backfilling and repairing the road and conduct clean up through the day Tuesday.

1 comment:

  1. Great to see water flowing through valve pipe. What an efficient crew from Hebditch!

    However, it appears that the pipe may not have been able to be placed as deep as first planned due to complications with gas line under Wattsville Road.

    Hopefully this situation can be resolved as soon as possible!