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The Barriere River UAV flight mission location is located just south of the bridge on Barriere Town Road. The first flight mission of the year was conducted on Saturday, March 17, 2018. There was still a great deal of snow on the ground, but the river was open except in low flow back eddies. As of Thursday, April 19, 2018, the water levels had slightly increased from the previous mission.

May 8, 2018: The water levels have risen substantially since our last UAV flight mission at this location. There is very little freeboard left on the south side of the river.  Updated photos and information below.

Barriere River Flood Monitoring

Barriere River UAV Aerial Video May 12, 2018

This Barriere River North Thompson flood watch video contains sequences of the river from April 19 and May 12, 2018. There has been a substantial change in the flow and velocity of the Barriere River. We have heard that small ephemeral creeks such as Dixon Creek are close to breaking the banks, attributing to the quick rise in water levels at this location.  Not much freeboard left on the south side of the river.  Hopefully we get a break with the weather and it cools off a bit.


Barriere River Aerial Photos May 12, 2018

Round six at the Barriere River.  Substantial changes since our last visit three weeks ago.  Temperatures have substantially increased.  Water flow and volume has increased.  Turbidity has greatly increased.  Debris is moving down the river.

  • Water level: high
  • Water speed: fast
  • Turbidity: high
Barriere River UAV Aerial Video April 19, 2018

The Barriere River North Thompson flood watch location contains five aerial video sequences of the river, starting on March 17, 2018. The Barriere River remained calm and quiet up to April 19. Reports say that the river as greatly increased in volume and velocity over the past three weeks. We will be back at this location on May 12 for an additional round of UAV flights and flood monitoring.


Barriere River Aerial Photos April 19, 2018

Round five at the Barriere River.  Temperatures have substantially increased.  Water flow has slightly increased.

  • Water level: low
  • Water speed: slow
  • Turbidity: low
Barriere River Aerial Photos April 9, 2018

Round four at the Barriere River.  Snow has finally melted; traces of ice on river bank. Temperatures have substantially increased.  Water flow has increased.

  • Water level: low
  • Water speed: slow
  • Turbidity: low
Barriere River Aerial Photos March 30, 2018

Round three at the Barriere River.  Still some snow on the banks.  Temperatures have increased.  Water flow has slightly increased.

  • Water level: low
  • Water speed: slow
  • Turbidity: very low
Barriere River Aerial Photos March 25, 2018

Round two at the Barriere River.  The snow is still melting. Most of the ice has melted since the last flight mission.

  • Water level: low
  • Water speed: slow
  • Turbidity: very low

 

Barriere River Aerial Photos March 17, 2018

Round one of UAV flight missions monitoring water levels at the Barriere River.  Snow and ice is still present.  River is mainly open.

  • Water level: low
  • Water speed: slow
  • Turbidity: very low

 

The Town of Barriere is a quiet community located about 40 minutes north of Kamloops with agriculture, forestry and mining being the predominant industries in the area. The town is filled with down to earth people that are a pleasure to know. Barriere hosts the North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo on September long weekend. Barriere is a great place to live and enjoy outdoor activities.

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