Albion Falls creek correction underway

News Mar 13, 2013 Hamilton Mountain News

Work continues on repairing the flow of water through a creek above Albion Falls.

The flow was blocked after a tree fell across the creek lasts fall.

As a result, the water found a new path — much like what would happen if a beaver built a dam across it — which caused a washout of the berm that separates the creek from adjacent the storm water management pond.

That pond normally collects excess flow from the creek to control the amount of water running over Albion Falls and is slowly returned to the creek through a drain.

With the flow redirected, it resulted in a second washout at the east end of the pond, close to Mountain Brown Boulevard, where the water returned to the creek path and flowed under the bridge and over the falls.

A worker with AMEC, the engineering firm contracted to do the work, said the repairs to the berm should be completed this week.

Albion Falls creek correction underway

News Mar 13, 2013 Hamilton Mountain News

Work continues on repairing the flow of water through a creek above Albion Falls.

The flow was blocked after a tree fell across the creek lasts fall.

As a result, the water found a new path — much like what would happen if a beaver built a dam across it — which caused a washout of the berm that separates the creek from adjacent the storm water management pond.

That pond normally collects excess flow from the creek to control the amount of water running over Albion Falls and is slowly returned to the creek through a drain.

With the flow redirected, it resulted in a second washout at the east end of the pond, close to Mountain Brown Boulevard, where the water returned to the creek path and flowed under the bridge and over the falls.

A worker with AMEC, the engineering firm contracted to do the work, said the repairs to the berm should be completed this week.

Albion Falls creek correction underway

News Mar 13, 2013 Hamilton Mountain News

Work continues on repairing the flow of water through a creek above Albion Falls.

The flow was blocked after a tree fell across the creek lasts fall.

As a result, the water found a new path — much like what would happen if a beaver built a dam across it — which caused a washout of the berm that separates the creek from adjacent the storm water management pond.

That pond normally collects excess flow from the creek to control the amount of water running over Albion Falls and is slowly returned to the creek through a drain.

With the flow redirected, it resulted in a second washout at the east end of the pond, close to Mountain Brown Boulevard, where the water returned to the creek path and flowed under the bridge and over the falls.

A worker with AMEC, the engineering firm contracted to do the work, said the repairs to the berm should be completed this week.