Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Monday, September 26, 2011

Brown Water

The back side of a flood seems to drag on forever.  When a big rain event happens the Bella Coola River and it's tributaries can do impressive things from a sleepy beautiful river to a raging brown cauldron in a matter of hours. After the rainfall ends, it seems to take forever for the rivers to drop and the colour to improve to something closer to a normal river.

That's the phase we are in now with the Bella Coola going down, but not so quickly because we are still getting lots of rain showers, just not steady rain and then there is snow in the mountains, which at the lower edges is likely going through stages of melting.  Not much to do about it but watch and hope for cool clear October days.  Grizzly

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