Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Videos

Mallard Ducks and Raging Waters

The contrast between the peace and serenity of our yard and the raging waters of a nearby creek could not be any stronger. On the one hand, there is the pastoral scene of the mallard duck couple happily searching and eating the sprouting vegetation in our yard. We had so much rain that small ponds developed in the low lying sections of our property which attracted the water loving creatures. On the other hand, there was the unnerving warning from our regional district that there was an imminent danger of flooding. Many communities were put on an evacuation alert, as the rivers and creeks were overflowing after heavy rains just a week ago. My wife and I went to have a look at Taite Creek some 10 km south of where we live. Here are two short videos that show peace and power provided by mother Nature. Enjoy.

25 comments

  1. Pit · June 10

    I LOVE raging waters – as long as they’re not raging too much!

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    • Peter Klopp · June 11

      We are constantly warned not go to close to the river banks during this time of the year.

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      • Dina · 14 Days Ago

        Quite understandable, Peter! Great raging water, so powerful.

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      • Peter Klopp · 14 Days Ago

        Yes, you are so right, Dinah. And no matter how roaring the creek is coming down from the snow-capped mountains, it is also soothing to be near it.

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  2. Robert Parker · June 10

    That’s an impressive amount of water in your video, looks dangerous. But it’s a muggy, sticky day here, and I’m thinking about standing near that creek in the spray, that would feel very refreshing.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Labby · June 10

    Hallo Peter, herrlich diese wilden Wasser. So etwas liebe ich. Gruß Wolfgang

    Liked by 1 person

  4. kopfundgestalt · June 10

    Man denkt doch, diese Gewalt des Wassers könnte man stärker nutzen, um Energie zu gewinnen?!

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    • Peter Klopp · June 11

      Ja, das wäre möglich. Aber die Riesendämme am Columbia Fluß decken den Energiebedarf für die ganze Provinz und reichen noch aus für den Export in die USA.

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  5. crowcanyonjournal · June 10

    No ducks in my back yard. No water in our creeks, either. The temperature will be in the 90s today in the East Bay (northern California). Now we have to worry about fire season.

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    • Peter Klopp · June 11

      Oh, that sounds ominous. Here it still rains every other day.

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  6. Pure Glory · June 10

    Peter, thank you for sharing your videos. Your back yard does look tranquil. Enjoyed the Creek and its roaring waters. It is peaceful to watch the water, as long as it does not flood. Keep safe!

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  7. shoreacres · June 10

    Mallards are a favorite, just because they tend to be so sociable and tolerant of people. The marinas here were filled with babies this year: far more than I saw last year. They’re always great fun. We had a little urban street flooding last week after some heavy rain, but our rivers and bayous never topped their banks. Now, we’re entering a dry spell, but it will be a while before we have to begin worrying about drought.

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    • Peter Klopp · June 11

      It seems that mallard have learned that most humans do not bother them. Therefor, they do not show the same kind of alertness as other wildlife.

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  8. Amy · June 10

    Wow, that is some powerful water. What does it normally look like? Perhaps a video of it in regular times at some point?

    Love the ducks. 🙂

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    • Peter Klopp · June 11

      I am planning on longer documentary-type video later in the summer. I will include the same creek for comparison. Have a great day, Amy!

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  9. arv! · June 11

    Sleeping by that stream, the sound of water will so therapeutic!

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  10. Stella, oh, Stella · June 11

    I can understand the warning. The water can rise considerably without prior warning, we have experienced something like that in Scotland. Luckily we were NOT close to the water …

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Steve Schwartzman · June 12

    Was there flooding, or not this time?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Peter Klopp · June 12

      We lucked out. The rain stopped just in time to prevent major flooding in our area.

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  12. Sartenada · 28 Days Ago

    Hello Peter.

    What great videos you offer us. Raging Waters is my favorite. The area seems to worth for a visit due to its beauty. Thank you.

    Have a nice day!

    Liked by 2 people

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