Mt. Nusatsum

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Old Noosgulch River

If you've been to the Bella Coola Valley to fish you will know where the Noosgulch River is - it comes into the Bella Coola River from the North Side, about 34 kms east of the town of Bella Coola.  You used to be able to see the confluence with the Bella Coola from the concrete bridge that crosses the Bella Coola River.  Not anymore.  After the Great Flood of 2010, you can't see a trace of the mouth - it completely scoured a new channel and left the old one literally high and dry and has moved downstream somewhere.  The little picnic/camp site up by the forestry bridge is completely blown away and a new channel is now going down that road that connected there.  Another example of the dramatic changes that can happen in big floods.  Grizzly

Old Confluence of Noosgulch River with the Bella Coola River
Looking down the old Noosgulch River Channel

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