The Water Is Rising!

I have finally had time to write a blog about the water levels this year versus last year. It was a lot more work than I thought it would be, I had to go back and forth between my 2017 and 2018 pictures to find matching areas near the same dates. I mainly wrote this blog for us as a record and to look back on next year, but I hope you enjoy it as well. 🙂

When we arrived at the park near the end of March the lake levels were the lowest we have ever seen them.

29 March 2018

The Province of British Columbia was working diligently to lower the lake levels by letting water out at the south end of the lake, but a few weeks ago they had let out all that they could without flooding further down the Valley. The lake is now rising very quickly.

12 May 2018

15 May 2018

Last year I was using a cement block (which you can see in the above pictures) near the end of the path down to the beach to measure the water level.

This picture was taken 15 May 2017

And this one was taken a day later. You can see how much the water came up overnight!

This picture was taken 17 May 2018 and the water is much lower than it was the same time last year.

While the lake is lower this year than last, you can see in the next three pictures how much the water has risen this year.

28 April 2018

12 May 2018

15 May 2018

The following are a few pictures from a different angle, last year versus this year.

15 May 2017

18 May 2018

And pictures of the beach, last year versus this year.

5 May 2017

8 May 2018, much lower the same time last year because they had let so much water out earlier in the year.

These pictures were taken near the Beach Rental Shop and you can see how fast the lake came up this year.

14 May 2018

16 May 2018

17 May 2018

It was interesting to look at the pictures of Lambly Creek, also known as Bear Creek, last year and this year.

Picture taken last year on May 4th and the creek was already high and moving fast!

Picture taken this year on May 3th, the creek was running fast but not nearly as high as last year.

9 May 2018 – At it’s peak, it stayed this way eleven days.

20 May 2018 the water level dropped down overnight! I can’t find a picture from the same time last year but as I remember the water level was still very high.

The creek may not have been as high as it was last year on May 3rd but it did provide some excitement around that time … more on that in a future blog.

Until next time …

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