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B.C. STORM: Residents report sewage flowing into lake in Hope as waters rise

Residents at Kawkawa Lake dealing with heavy debris from Johnson Road Creek
Residents assess the damage along Johnson Road and Kawkawa Lake Road in Hope on Nov. 15, 2021. (Submitted photo)

A lakeside neighbourhood in Hope has been transformed by this week’s rainstorm.

A resident sent in photos of the mess made from severe debris flowing from Johnson Road Creek into Kawkawa Lake. The roads are covered in heavy rock and debris, and someone has cleared a driveable pathway through the middle of the roads. Rock fills driveways, and the creek is roaring into the lake.

The resident also said they believe the Kawkawa Road sewer pump is not working, which has caused sewage to flow into the lake.

The Standard has not been able to contact the District of Hope, due to phone line issues in Hope.

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Kawkawa Lake’s banks have overfilled, and residents are reporting that there is sewage flowing into the water. (Submitted photo)

Jessica Peters

About the Author: Jessica Peters

I began my career in 1999, covering communities across the Fraser Valley ever since.
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