Sunday, April 12, 2009
Joe and Brent add fuel to the pump in So Pembina.
The river was at 52.34 ft at 4:00 p.m. It's misting a little outside but no rain yet.
The flood committee has been meeting daily to monitor conditions and flood work.
This morning the dike in So Pembina began to shift a little. Several volunteers were pulled across in the boat to lay poly and shore up the low spot with sand bags. The spot was near the fish cleaning station and this has happened before in past floods. Because of the current river height walking the dike in So Pembina will only be done during daylight hours.
Pocket gophers have been waking up and starting to dig burrows in the earthen dike near the Kneeshaw farm. Efforts are being made to get rid of the gophers and the situation is being closely monitored. Residents are asked to stay off the dike and keep their children off of the dike.
The "High Water Cafe" served Easter dinner to a large group of National Gaurdsmen and volunteers at noon today. Reports came back that the food was great!
Since the water is flowing across Hwy 55 the North Border School buses will be re-routed through Bathgate. Students traveling on the shuttle bus should be at the school about 10 minutes earlier than usual.
Tomorrow night is there will be a second public meeting at the Community Center at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.