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Removal of two million sandbags from Okanagan shores underway

Today marks the two-month anniversary when the flooding in the Okanagan began.

According to figures released by Emergency Operations, two million sandbags were deployed during the height of the flooding.

That doesn’t include five-kilometres of bladder dams and more than one kilometre of gabion baskets.

Removal of the sandbags began last week and officials estimate it’s going to take at least another month to complete.

The bladder dams are also being removed at locations where they’re no longer needed.

Central Okanagan Emergency Services said the demobilization process will continue into August.

It said residents with sandbags that are no longer needed should place them on the curb and work crews will pick them up.

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The levels on Okanagan and Kalamalka lake are dropping steadily.