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High water threatens Second Canyon crossing UPDATE

A crane is used to clear debris from the intake of the main culvert at the Second Canyon crossing on Monday afternoon while a pump removes water from the pond. - Keith McNeill
A crane is used to clear debris from the intake of the main culvert at the Second Canyon crossing on Monday afternoon while a pump removes water from the pond.
— image credit: Keith McNeill

A crane is used to clear debris from the intake of the main culvert at the Second Canyon crossing on Monday afternoon while a pump removes water from the pond formed upstream of the crossing by heavy runoff.

The level in the pond was rising on Monday morning but by mid-afternoon, with better weather and work by Highways and Argo staff, it was going down.

This is the only major culvert-and-fill crossing on the road that has not washed out. Major freshets in previous years took out the others, including those at First and Third canyons, plus at Spahats.

Below: A photo taken Monday morning shows a large pond collecting upstream from the Second Canyon crossing on the road to Wells Gray Park before crews got to work.

2nd Canyon pond

 

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