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The North Thompson River location, at the Little Fort Ferry terminal, is just east off Highway 5 in Little Fort. The first flight mission was conducted on Saturday, March 17, 2018. There wasn’t much snow on the ground and the weather was great. Four flight missions were completed at Little Fort up to April 9, 2018. The next trip is scheduled for the second week of May.

North Thompson River Little Fort Flood Monitoring

North Thompson River Little Fort UAV Aerial Video May 12, 2018

The North Thompson River Little Fort location contains three aerial video sequences of the river, from May 8 and May 12, 2018. The river level and volume has increased a great deal; enough that they may have to close down the ferry crossing until waters subside. Recent aerial photos and video footage show a strong change in turbidity. Water advisories may be in effect; check with your local city or district office.


North Thompson River Little Fort Aerial Photos May 12, 2018

Round five at the North Thompson River near Little Fort.  Temperatures have increased.  Water flow and velocity has greatly increased.  Turbidity is still high.  There is only about 30 cm of freeboard before the water over the bank at the ferry terminal.

See the Little Fort and McLure Ferry Crossing Updates for more information and UAV aerial imagery.

  • Water level: very high
  • Water speed: fast
  • Turbidity: high
North Thompson River Little Fort UAV Aerial Video April 9, 2018

The North Thompson River Little Fort location contains four aerial video sequences of the river, starting on March 17, 2018. The valley surrounding the town of Little Fort is wide open, allowing the North Thompson River to receive a lot of sun. The river was almost fully open on our initial visit. Through the original four flight missions, the ice and snow on and near the river melted. We captured some beautiful birds-eye view shots of the river; amazing clear, green water.

We look forward to our next flight mission at this location to see how the volume and flow have changed over the past month.


North Thompson River Little Fort Aerial Photos April 9, 2018

Round four at the North Thompson River near Little Fort.  Traces of snow and ice remain. Temperatures have increased.  Water flow has slightly increased.  Turbidity is still low.

  • Water level: low
  • Water speed: slow
  • Turbidity: very low
North Thompson River Little Fort Aerial Photos March 30, 2018

Round three the North Thompson River near Little Fort.  Just a little bit of snow and ice left in the shady spots.  Temperatures have increased.  Water flow has slightly increased.  The river is still very clear.

  • Water level: low
  • Water speed: slow
  • Turbidity: low
North Thompson River Little Fort Aerial Photos March 25, 2018

Round two at the North Thompson River near Little Fort.  The Ferry is open for business; thank you Murray for the video capture. The snow is disappearing fast. We captured some great birds-eye aerial photographs of the water; it is so clear you can count the rocks on the bottom.

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

 

North Thompson River Little Fort Aerial Photos March 17, 2018

Round one of UAV flight missions monitoring water levels at the North Thompson River near Little Fort.  The snow level at this location was low.  The water was perfectly clear, and so calm it looked like glass.  The vertical view showed an amazing green colour; fabulous.

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

 

Little Fort is a quiet community located about an hour north of Kamloops. Cattle ranching and farming are noticeable as you travel through Little Fort. Highway 24 starts at Little fort providing access to the lake country on the plateau and on to 100 Mile House.

More information on the Little Fort Reaction Ferry can be found on our ferry crossing update blog posts:

Little Fort Ferry Crossing Update 1

Little Fort Ferry Crossing Update 2

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