Along with rising waters came the mud and debris. The waters crested around 4:00 in the am and had receded to a few feet above flood stage by mid-afternoon
The waters came....they went...they left behind lost of mud and debris
The parking lot is covered n a coating of mud and debris is washed against the banks, picnic table, canoe racks, split rail fence
The Fieldale / Koehler area was one of the low-lying regions that was hit hardest.
The Fieldale Trail, Fieldale Park and Jordan Park all suffered damage due to debris and mud and we lost split rail fencing as well. It could of been worse and for all the damage the trail still held up well. It will be a while before the mud dries out enough to be packed down for walking but the clean-up process has already begun.
The Friends of the Fieldale Trail have been out accessing the damage and planning the best approach for dealing with the debris and mud. Caution signs have been installed to warn visitors of potential hazards. Right now, the wrecked parking lot, downed and missing fence, trees and debris are major problems
In the above photo you can see the high water mark on the left hand bank of the trail (river is on the right)
Mud covered bridge. Debris on the railing indicates water had covered the handrail..but the bridge stayed !
The section along the power lines was scoured clean by the flood, down to the old gravel and ruble