The City of Nelson's mini excavator doing work on a blocked storm sewer pipe last Thursday.

City of Nelson takes flood control measures

The City of Nelson took advantage of the low water at Duck Bay last week to clean out a problem storm sewer pipe.

The City of Nelson took advantage of the low water at Duck Bay last week to clean out a problem storm sewer pipe.

Last Thursday, a mini excavator was seen in the muddy bay — located between the Chahko Mika Mall and Lakeside playing fields — hard at work. The goal was clear the end of the pipe that was badly silted over. City crews flushed the line to remove excess the sand that was restricting the flow of the pipe.

The blocked pipe is one of the reasons the waterfront area became so badly flooded last May and June with the near-record high water on Kootenay Lake.

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