Friday, June 08, 2007

Moricetown Canyon, Skeena/Bulkley Confluence, and Telkwa River pictures

As promised, here are some pictures and video I took from around the Bulkley Valley today. These pictures are in order as the river flows.

First up, the Bulkley River (first) meets the Telkwa River (second) at the village of Telkwa. A couple of nights ago a friend and I walked onto the train bridge over the Telkwa River. You could here boulders smashing and rumbling their way down, and there were plenty of trees floating along as well.

Eddy Park in Telkwa is nearly flooded right out, and there is one area where the water has seeped onto the highway.

Next, are a couple of pics of the Bulkley as it funnels into the Moricetown Canyon. I've uploaded a 30 second video as well, to give you a real idea of just how much water is being forced below that bridge.

Further downstream the Bulkley flows under the Hagwilgit bridge in Hazelton. Notice the abundance of trees swirling around on the left hand side.

Here are a couple of pictures of the confluence of the Bulkley and Skeena rivers. The Skeena comes in from the far right... it's a little tough to see, but you get the idea. Water. Lots of it. The last two images are taken from the entrance to the K'san historical indian village. Typically it is not under water.

I know there isn't a lot of death and destruction here, but at least you can get an idea of why people who live near the river are so freaked. It has stopped raining, but the weather is very nice and it is quite warm out. I don't think the waters will be receding anytime soon.