The Lemieux Creek flight mission location can be found travelling up Highway 24 from Little Fort for about 3.5 Km from the Highway 5 North turnoff. There is a road to the left, which winds down and under the bridge. The first flight mission was conducted on Saturday, March 17, 2018. There was a lot of snow on the ground, but the daytime temperature was comfortable. Four trips were completed up to April 9, 2018. We are hoping to get back to Lemieux Creek this week to see how much the water levels and current have changed.
Lemieux Creek Flood Monitoring
Lemieux Creek UAV Aerial Video May 12, 2018
We were a little delayed getting the video out for Lemieux Creek, but finally got around to it today. Lemieux Creek has some of the most beautiful water out of all our flight mission locations throughout the North Thompson Valley. It is a earthen-green colour, maybe even emerald when the sun hits it at a certain angle. Lovely drive off of Highway 24 on a Saturday afternoon. The waters have more than doubled since our last visit. The turbidity of the creek is high, and the water volume and flow are high as well.
There is still about 45 centimetres of freeboard before the creek hits the top of the bank at this location.
Lemieux Creek Aerial Photos May 12, 2018
Round five at Lemieux Creek. It’s been 5 weeks since our last visit, and the change in water velocity and volume is amazing. It is apparent that the daytime and nighttime temperatures have had a great effect on the increase in water flows. Lemieux Creek has changed from a crystal clear babbling brook to a raging river. Turbidity has increased substantially. We are curious to see changes over the next week with double-digit nighttime temperatures; how much will water volume increase with the melt from the Bridge Lake plateau area?
- Water level: high
- Water speed: very fast
- Turbidity: high
Check out our other blog posts on water levels of the North Thompson River near Little Fort, and the Little Fort Ferry Crossing update for more pictures and video.