In the Great Flood of 2010, the beautiful community softball field located in Walker Island Regional Park was heavily damaged by the flood waters of the Bella Coola River. It must have been 4 or 5' deep across the field based on the amount of damage done to the fences. A group of volunteers had just finished last year a major upgrade to expand it and improve the fencing and site.
Not only are most of the fences heavily damaged but the field is covered by up to 10 cm of that fine slippery mucky silt that the flood deposited everywhere. While it is still setting and fresh it's slippery and miserable, but when the spring comes it will dry and be very hard and will have to be either moved off or chewed up and reseeded. More work for volunteers. Grizzly
"Written As I Remember It" by Elsie Paul
23 hours ago