Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Monday, October 18, 2010

Normal October Rain

In spite of weather warnings for significant quantities of rain (200 mm) on the outer Central Coast area around Bella Bella, in the Bella Coola Valley our mountains so far have protected us.  We've had on and off heavy rain last night and today, but it hasn't been continuous and relentless - both of which would be a bad thing right now.  Also in our favour is the fact that at higher altitudes it's piling up as snow. The 5,000+ sq km drainage basin of the Bella Coola River becomes smaller fairly quickly if you exclude all the land area above 1200 or 1300 metres or so where the snow level is holding, the trick this time of year is to keep the snow up there during the rainstorms down here.  Grizzly

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