|... looking up to the main curve in the road ...|
On the way home from the opera Moiya drove slowly along Pilling’s Road, showing me where the three culverts are on that stretch.
I know the one by the drop off that we call Moose Pees in Stream.
That is the place where Bonnie and David stopped one day to watch a moose forage and drink water.
One of the other culverts couldn’t take all of the water that was driving down the side of the road and so it travelled on down to the culvert that empties into the stream by my place.
|white pipe taking overflow from full culvert|
... helping the water get across the road ...
|... Greg straightening the plastic ...|
|...looking down the fissure ...|
Every time I take a shovel full of it now, to carry it away so that the area can be mowed this summer, I think of all of the work those guys did, getting it out of the water.
A bigger worry is the two fissures in the road.
|The Pig Roast cinder-blocks|
being put to good use to contain the water.
The one that is further down the road, in front of Moiya’s and Wyona’s is even longer.
|Dave's truck parked at bottom of Missionary Reach|
No one of us wants that part of the hill to slide – not LaRue and not the CPR. Rob (Bobcat Rob) ditched the road right by the hill and Glen and Dave lined it with plastic.
|Dave pounding rebar into south side of hill|
I went back up to the top to check again and the water seemed to be coming faster. Indeed, on my second look the water was now off the plastic and running down the ditching that had been done.
|... now is not the time to miss the nail ...|
By now it was raining. I saw his truck at the bottom of the hill and him running back up to the truck.
|... plastic lines the culvert ...|
rocks hold the plastic down
Dave thought he should get another couple of plastic rolls to lay in the ditches that were now filling so he made a quick trip into Parkland Building Supplies where he also got come rebar to hold the plastic into the south side of the hill.
So, we are all asking the question, why is this happening?
Is it because of the clear cut above us and the water no longer being held on the hill as it was in times past.
|...Arta picking up rocks, only the size she can heave ...|
That is why there is a fissure above, on the road,.
Perhaps the land above is now unable to be supported because it is so wet at the bottom of the hill.
| ... a pause for a candid ...|
Dave now out of his Sunday Suit and into work clothes
Greg in his burning the trash outfit.
Arta wearing C.I.A.U Women's Basketball Championship "88 t-shirt
At any rate, the plastic in the ditch is to stop the water from soaking into the hill, thus making the fissure grow bigger.
We are scientific.
I was trying to measure how deep the fissure is with the empty tube from the plastic.
I thought four feet, perpendicularly.
He thought it had opened up another couple of inches.