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Archives for April 24, 2018
Shots from east side of river showing two large de-watering units surrounding the 1 existing culvert from Park Rill Creek Basin to the river.
Method of dewatering – likely pumping not boring holes.
If you have knowledge on this type of equipment let me know. Make a comment.
1. the act of mitigating, or lessening the force or intensity of something unpleasant, as wrath, pain, grief, or extreme circumstances:
Social support is the most important factor in the mitigation of stress among adolescents.
2. the act of making a condition or consequence less severe:
the mitigation of a punishment.
3. the process of becoming milder, gentler, or less severe.
4. a mitigating circumstance, event, or consequence.
Updated: Traffic diverted – Hwy 97 closed – Park Rill Rd-Island Rd-Hwy at River Rd crossing
ODN told to “hey man – get the hell of here”
Drive BC not saying anything
MOTI not saying anything
RDOS not saying anything (Some confirmation by local RDOS directors at 10:30 am
*** One report – RCMP assisting homeowners – caught by surprise with blocked roads and not being able to go home. Officers took convoys of cars from the Oliver Legion through the blockades – so that other traffic prevented from entering a work zone.
Above water pool east of Hwy and culverts ready to be installed
Pictures below indicate no breach of the road at Sportsman’s Bowl Rd.
Pictures indicate equipment preparing to install new culvert(s) across highway.
All pictures taken Tuesday at 7:30 am
Culvert projects completed at Rd 8-9 and Rd 5. Work can be completed in 1 or 2 days. (Leave existing culvert to drain. Cut pavement north of existing and install two large culverts. Cover.)
The problem that I see is what happens to the water flowing into the new culverts. Can it be directed back to the original creek bed?
Below from the ODN – ‘eagle’ in the sky
This photo is from Osprey Lake & Area Community Group
Source: Jennifer Bernard via Skylar Noe-Vack
On April 16th, 2018 at 1:08 a.m. Penticton RCMP responded to a single vehicle accident on Summerland-Princeton Road, one km west of Mountain View Road, Faulder BC. Heavy rains had caused a large portion of the road to wash away. The wash out was 20 feet wide, and approximately 20 feet deep with the side’s washed away at a 90 degree angle. The wash out was the entire width of the road.
A vehicle travelling west on Summerland-Princeton Road and the driver did not see the wash out. The 2006 Chev Malibu went straight over the side of the wash out and slammed into the top of the opposite wall before falling to the bottom. The driver and her passenger, were able to walk out and call 911. Both were transported to Penticton Regional Hospital by BC Ambulance.
The car remained in the bottom of the wash out while ARGO Road Maintenance awaited engineers to assess the safety of the road. Summerland-Princeton Road was to be closed for multiple days. ARGO Road Maintenance remained on scene.
From: Rick Knodel
I would very much like to thank the forestry workers who are providing a much needed boost to the hands needed. The local volunteers were rapidly getting worn down both physically and financially from loss of work time. Many thanks to them and the people who pushed to create the political will that finally made this happen. There are monumental tasks yet to come and they are much appreciated.
I was listening to the announcement of the meeting of the minds from the various ministries and local bureaucrats to decide on mitigation procedures. The one group that was glaringly absent from this think tank was input from the various locals who would have direct knowledge and experience of the area, topographical issues, historical events and engineering deficiencies that have all added to this crisis.
Just a few names of people who have intimate knowledge of these things, Gordon Kirby (Roads 9 and 6), Gail Blidook (Island Road and area) and Geoff Neily (Myers Flats, White Lake basin) . These are the first that come to mind.
I am sure Director Schafer could add a few more if asked.
We have all seen the attitude from upper bureaucrats; we got it- ‘just stay out of our way we are handling it, there are things you the people (peasants) just don’t understand’.
How’s that working out so far; kind of how we got here in the first place, wasn’t it.
Now that we have some of the brightest minds available would it not be a good idea to let them ask question of those at the epicenter of this event . I have always been told that is how you learn things. You never know they just might find out something important. A little common sense might be better late than never.
But then again there are things I just don’t understand.