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The Jamieson Creek UAV flight mission location is off Westsyde Road, north of Kamloops, on the Jamieson Creek Forest Services road, at KM 4.0. This is a very popular location for hikers to park and make the climb up to Jamieson Creek Falls. There is a small camping area located on the left-hand side, just before the bridge. The first flight mission was conducted on Sunday, March 18, 2018. There was lots of snow and the temperature was quite cool. There has been a major change in the condition of the creek as of May 8, 2018. Substantial river bank erosion has occurred (up to 1 metre on each side), trees are missing, and the waters are raging.

May 20, 2018 Safety Notes and Observations

  • Jamieson Creek Forest Services Road is closed at KM 1.0 due to soil instability at the first bridge.
  • Safety note: The current is still fast and strong. Use caution at all locations along the river banks.
  • Observation 1: We were not able to get to KM 4.25 to check on the washout status.
  • Observation 2: Watch for construction crews working on the road.
  • Observation 3: Jamieson Creek road has not been graded for quite some time. A vehicle that is low to the ground could easily bottom out on the potholes. There are spots where you will have to reduce your speed to 10 Km/h or less due to the potholes.
  • For more information see the Jamieson Creek Forest Services Road Status

May 12, 2018 Safety Notes and Observations

  • Safety note 1: The current is extremely fast and strong. Getting to the small island is currently dangerous, if not impossible.
  • Safety note 2: There is an ever-growing wash out at KM 4.25, just before the bridge. Each week the wash-out is growing. The washout is not delineated. Please be careful when travelling up Jamieson Creek road so you do not end up in the creek.
  • Safety note 3: There is a sink hole on the west side of the first bridge at kilometre 1.0.  Keep to your right when exiting the bridge.
  • Observation 1: Jamieson Creek Road opened up about a month ago. This is an active logging road. Beware of large vehicles.
  • Observation 2: Jamieson Creek road has not been graded for quite some time. A vehicle that is low to the ground could easily bottom out on the potholes. There are spots where you will have to reduce your speed to 10 Km/h or less due to the potholes.
  • For more information see the Jamieson Creek Forest Services Road Status

Jamieson Creek Flood Monitoring

Jamieson Creek UAV Aerial Video May 20, 2018

The latest video for the Jamieson Creek flood watch was captured at kilometre 1.0 on the Jamieson Creek Forest Services Road.  The road is closed at this point.  The volume and flow rate has decreased over the past week. The turbidity has dropped, with much less river bank erosion.


Jamieson Creek Aerial Photos May 20, 2018

Round nine at Jamieson Creek.  We were not able to get to our UAV flight location at kilometre 4.5 due to a road closure at kilometre 1.0.  See the Jamieson Creek Forest Service Road Status blog post for more information.  Temperatures are still on the rise; day and night.  Water volume and velocity has decreased over the past week.  Erosion has subsided.

  • Water level: moderate
  • Water speed: fast
  • Turbidity: clearing
Jamieson Creek UAV Aerial Video May 12, 2018

The latest video for the Jamieson Creek flood watch contains three sequences of the creek, from May 8 to May 12, 2018. The volume and flow rate has slightly increased over the past 5 days. The turbidity has slighly dropped, with less river bank erosion.

Additional information on the beginning of a road washout at Km 4.25 and a sinkhole developing at Km 1.0 on the Jamieson Creek road will be posted later today.


Jamieson Creek Aerial Photos May 12, 2018

Round eight at Jamieson Creek.  Temperatures are still on the rise.  Waters continue to rage.  Erosion has subsided on the river banks; water flows appear to have equalized to a point – maybe a small increase over the past 5 days.  The bridge is still in good condition.

  • Water level: high
  • Water speed: very fast
  • Turbidity: high
Jamieson Creek UAV Aerial Video May 8, 2018

The latest video for the Jamieson Creek flood watch contains seven sequences of the creek, starting on March 18, 2018. This location is in a valley and shaded by trees; the snow took a while to melt. As of our last visit, Jamieson Creek is now a raging flow. Both river banks have eroded, and vegetation has been displaced. Even the great big log spanning the creek to the small island has broken in two.

Check out the rest of the blog below for more information.


Jamieson Creek Aerial Photos May 8, 2018

Round seven at Jamieson Creek.  Temperatures have substantially increased.  Waters are raging; a huge swing since our last visit.  A great deal of erosion has occurred on both river banks, up to 1 metre missing on each side.  A massive log that had been laying across the main creek bank to the small island has been broken in half, and a great deal of vegetation has been stripped from the river banks.

  • Water level: high
  • Water speed: very fast
  • Turbidity: high
Jamieson Creek Aerial Photos April 27, 2018

Round six at Jamieson Creek.  Temperatures have substantially increased; another great day for a drive out on Westsyde road.  Water flow has substantially increased over the past week.  Turbidity has increased.

  • Water level: medium
  • Water speed: fast
  • Turbidity: medium
Jamieson Creek Aerial Photos April 19, 2018

Round five at Jamieson Creek.  Another beautiful spring day; an amazing day to travel in the back country.  Water flow has slightly increased, and is still clear.

  • Water level: medium
  • Water speed: moderate
  • Turbidity: low
Jamieson Creek Aerial Photos April 9, 2018

Round four at Jamieson Creek.  The snow and ice has melted. Temperatures have increased.  Water flow has very slightly increased.

  • Water level: low
  • Water speed: slow
  • Turbidity: very low
Jamieson Creek Aerial Photos March 30, 2018

Round three at Jamieson Creek.  The snow is finally melting.  Temperatures have increased.  Water flow has very slightly increased.

  • Water level: low
  • Water speed: slow
  • Turbidity: very low
Jamieson Creek Aerial Photos March 25, 2018

Round two at Jamieson Creek.  The snow is slowly melting due to the steep mountains on either side of the valley. Water is crystal clear and ice cold.

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

 

Jamieson Creek Aerial Photos March 18, 2018

Round one of UAV flight missions monitoring water levels at Jamieson Creek.  Snow is knee deep.  The creek is mainly covered in snow, with small patches of water visible here and there.

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

 

Please check out our recreational portfolio page for more information on the Jamieson Creek picnic area

Jamieson Creek Picnic Area

The page contains some information about Jamieson Creek and how to get there.

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