Originally Posted by SummitSurfer
Wow...mother nature is handing us a ass whooping this year! Wonder what a slide like that does to the fish habitat?
Got a feeling it's not good at all for the fishies. But not nearly as bad when Mother Nature really gets rockin' and sends a serious volcanic eruption our way - you know, like one that makes Mt. St. Helens look like a dud firecracker...
It's a part of nature though and has been going on a lot longer than us primates have been boating or fishing the rivers. On the Milk Run on the Ark there's an outcrop of a gravel bar on river right where the road is high above the river, where you can see a charcoal deposit in the gravel about 15' above current river level. Likely from once upon a time when the same thing had happened in the upper watershed - fire and subsequent mudslides.
It's all part of The Dynamic Earth.