For the past three weeks I have made a trip out to Churn Creek Protected Area to photograph in the grasslands. Churn Creek drains from the Camelsfoot Range, travels through the protected area, and empties out into the Fraser River near the Gang Ranch.
During this time period, warm summer weather has come to central BC causing Churn Creek to rise significantly. As a matter of interest, here are three images to illustrate the rising creek levels.
Churn Creek. April 22, 2018
Churn Creek. April 29, 2018
Churn Creek. May 6, 2018
All the creeks and rivers that enter into the Fraser River drain a basin that is 220,000 square kilometers. Just think of how much extra water the Fraser absorbs in springtime and carries to the Salish Sea. I’m surprised there isn’t more flooding than there is.