Shuswap Emergency Program conducting burn on Mara Lake

Debris from last summer's flooding and high water to be disposed of.

  • Apr. 18, 2013 2:00 p.m.

The Shuswap Emergency Program will be conducting a controlled burn in the Mara Lake area for two to three days beginning April 18.

Burning will be done on the west side of the lake, just north of Turtle Bay. The burn is to get rid of debris gathered during last summer’s flooding and high water.

“In order to return the Mara Lakeshore back to pre-2012 flood conditions, debris piles must be disposed of,” states a SEP news release. “Careful assessment of the debris has been conducted and steps have been taken to ensure all salvagable wood has been recycled.”

Ministry of Environment forecasts the air quality index will be ideal for dispersion of the smoke form the burn.