A young boy rows through the flooded streets of Sicamous near Schwepps Groceries during the 1972 flood. (Sicamous and District Museum and Historical Society photo)

Shuswap History in Pictures: Floodwater food run

A young boy rows through Sicamous’ streets during the 1972 flood.

In this picture from the Sicamous museum’s archives a young boy rows through Sicamous’ streets during the 1972 flood. He was photographed on June 13, 1972 as he passed Schwepps Groceries.

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According to shuswaplakewatch.com the lake level in 1972 peaked at 349.660 metres above sea level. This was almost 10 cm higher than the peak lake level reached in mid-June 2012 which caused damaging flooding.



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