This historic photo is of the water flume irrigation in Casa Loma, circa the 1940s.

A flume is a human-made channel for water, in the form of an open declined gravity chute whose walls are raised above the surrounding terrain, in contrast to a trench or ditch.

The photo was posted to the Old Kelowna Facebook page. Many residents commented on this picture noting that there were similar flume irrigation systems in Rutland and Glenmore during the same era.



Do you have historic photos of West Kelowna and Peachland that you would like to share, if so email us at newstips@westknews.com

History in photos: Water flume irrigation in the 1940s

A look back into West Kelowna/Peachland’s past

This historic photo is of the water flume irrigation in Casa Loma, circa the 1940s.

A flume is a human-made channel for water, in the form of an open declined gravity chute whose walls are raised above the surrounding terrain, in contrast to a trench or ditch.

The photo was posted to the Old Kelowna Facebook page. Many residents commented on this picture noting that there were similar flume irrigation systems in Rutland and Glenmore during the same era.

Do you have historic photos of West Kelowna and Peachland that you would like to share, if so email us at newstips@westknews.com

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