Understanding Dobbyn Creek – a Pictorial

Following what has happened at Dobbyn Creek is difficult. So here is a map demonstration from Mikal Jakubal and below that is a photo and caption piece from Jesi Elmore that will take you creekside!


Sunday – April 3, 2011
Slide starting to pinch off Dobbyn Creek and force water into county bridge abutments and landowners’ property.

Jesi Elmore Dobbyn Creek 3 April 2011

Sunday – April 3, 2011
Lower end of slide. Note island with picnic table.

Jesi Elmore Dobbyn Creek 3 April 2011

Sunday – April 3, 2011
Starting to divert water away from upper end of island.

Monday – April 4, 2011
Lower portion of slide has crowded picnic table island from lake water backing up and causing more pressure.
Widening channel to drop water height and slow the energy of the water down.

Jesi Elmore Dobbyn Creek 4 April 2011

Monday – April 4, 2011
Slide pinching off Dobbyn Creek.

Jesi Elmore Dobbyn Creek 4 April 2011

Monday – April 4, 2011
Logs and rock placed to divert water.

Jesi Elmore Dobbyn Creek 4 April 2011

Monday – April 4, 2011
Picnic table island rapidly disappearing from more pressure and higher water levels in the lake. Channel width maintained.

Jesi Elmore Dobbyn Creek 4 April 2011

Monday – April 4, 2011
Water levels rising. Continue to add height to the dike. The dike is a means to keep the water from eating away the property.

Jesi Elmore Dobbyn Creek 4 April 2011

Tuesday – April 5, 2011
Slide continuing to pinch off water flow and causing the lake to flow onto the Alderpoint Rd.

Jesi Elmore Dobbyn Creek 5 April 2011

Tuesday – April 5, 2011
Upper end of dike working great. Continuing to divert water.

Jesi Elmore Dobbyn Creek 5 April 2011

Tuesday – April 5, 2011
More woody debris in place to assist water direction and to slow water down.

Jesi Elmore Dobbyn Creek 5 April 2011

Wednesday – April 6, 2011
More rock for the dike. Water speed and height seems to be rising.

Jesi Elmore Dobbyn Creek 6 April 2011

Thursday – April 7, 2011
Water height and speed still rising and running faster, water running over the bridge. Water is starting to runn out of the bank in the lower right hand side of this picture. Excavator is helping water flow in an additional channel to drop water level in lake.

Jesi Elmore Dobbyn Creek 7 April 2011

Thursday – April 7, 2011
Additional channel flowing lake water.

Jesi Elmore Dobbyn Creek 7 April 2011

Thursday – April 7, 2011
Dogee watching with a close eye the water flow from secondary channel (right hand side of photo)

Jesi Elmore Dobbyn Creek 7 April 2011

Thursday – April 7, 2011
Water in this photo dropping in speed and height.

Jesi Elmore Dobbyn Creek 7 April 2011

Thursday – April 7, 2011
This photo is from shortly after the secondary channel had been opened.

Jesi Elmore Dobbyn Creek 7 April 2011

Thursday – April 7, 2011
Water dropped enough to take immediate danger away from the front of the house.

Jesi Elmore Dobbyn Creek 7 April 2011

More of Jesi’s photos at his Facebook page

Apr 13, 2011
This slideshow outlines some progress made to the Dobbyn Creek mudslide.

Uploaded by dirtdiggers77 on Apr 13, 2011
( http://youtu.be/CX-CN7WWpKs )
~added here by bobbi wisby


More photos and commentary from Ernie’s Blog.

Entire post from KymKemp.com.

 
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