After a nice clear day yesterday,the morning broke with a very high cloud and little bit of light outflow. Late in the afternoon it started to rain, apparently another system coming, but not of the intensity of the last one. Bella Coola River is down nearly two metres from it`s highest point in the lower valley and starting to return to a more normal green rather than brown. The bed-load movement and gravel deposits must have been hard on recent salmon spawning in the the lower valley tributaries, but saw a coho spawning in one tributary today so not all is lost.
X-country skiers started skiing on the old road trail at East Branch today, about a foot of good snow.
"Love Affair with a Cougar" by Lyn Hancock
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