Tuesday, October 17, 2006

It has been a worryingly dry month so far. The almana in the Vancouver Sun said that we have had 24mm of rain this month, and 20 of those fell on Sunday. Altogether that is less than half the average for the month.

What it means principally is that the creeks aren't flowing enough for the salmon. They are due back soon, and I think there are chum in Deep Bay at the moment, but there is nowhere near enough water going over the weir at The Causeway for them to get up. It won't be long I'm sure.

El Nino is taking shape. It feels like the snow is still a long way off from dusting the mountains.