Memaloose Lake

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Memaloose Lake

Post by Greendrake » September 15th, 2020, 6:57 pm

Unfortunately it appears Memaloose Lake is in the heart of the Riverside Fire, hopefully some of those giant Noble Firs will survive.
High Lake is also inside of the burn area
however as of now Joyce Lake, Skookum Lake and Round Lake are outside of the fire.
They’re doing zero containment as of now in the Roaring River Wilderness as the west side around the communities is the biggest priority but they’re hoping to start getting in there to figure out a plan.

Pray for rain

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Re: Memaloose Lake

Post by Greendrake » September 17th, 2020, 9:29 am

The fire mapping model The NY Times is using seems to show that Riverside Fire didn’t scorch as as much as other models are showing, perhaps those areas only got a taste of the fire.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/202 ... acker.html

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Re: Memaloose Lake

Post by Greendrake » September 22nd, 2020, 3:45 pm

Well at the least it looks like Abbot Road (4610) will finally be reconnected he brings this up at 4:40:
https://youtu.be/nVSH88Ej7uw

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Re: Memaloose Lake

Post by RobFromRedland » September 23rd, 2020, 5:50 am

Greendrake wrote:
September 22nd, 2020, 3:45 pm
Well at the least it looks like Abbot Road (4610) will finally be reconnected he brings this up at 4:40:
https://youtu.be/nVSH88Ej7uw
It will be interesting to see what that road looks like now. The section around that slide was pretty narrow and the east end of it got pretty nasty in places. Sounds like it will be a LOT wider. Road 58 will be getting "treated" too - probably brushing out the corridor to make more of a break.
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Re: Memaloose Lake

Post by Webfoot » September 23rd, 2020, 4:26 pm

Greendrake wrote:
September 22nd, 2020, 3:45 pm
Well at the least it looks like Abbot Road (4610) will finally be reconnected he brings this up at 4:40:
https://youtu.be/nVSH88Ej7uw
If only it didn't take a disaster for some long needed road repair to get done.

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Re: Memaloose Lake

Post by Kay Burton » September 24th, 2020, 6:34 am

It will be very lucky if this site survived. But other areas suffered irreparable damage. The frequency of large-scale fires over the past year and a half is scary. It seems like you won't surprise anyone with forest fires, but such as were in Siberia, in Australia - it is simply impossible to describe in words. But the catastrophe cannot be stopped. We hope to restore road links, but who will take care of maintaining the natural balance? I just don’t know what kind of trouble humanity can still expect. I feel sorry for the thousands of birds and animals that die in the fire. It's horrible. It will take decades to restore forests and populations. Under favorable conditions.

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Re: Memaloose Lake

Post by justpeachy » September 24th, 2020, 6:34 am

Webfoot wrote:
September 23rd, 2020, 4:26 pm
If only it didn't take a disaster for some long needed road repair to get done.
Seems like wildfires and logging are the means reasons for roads get improved/repaired/maintained.

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Re: Memaloose Lake

Post by Greendrake » October 10th, 2020, 3:40 pm

Here’s a link to a map showing the soil burn severity of Riverside Fire https://twitter.com/mthoodnf/status/131 ... 22433?s=21

I heard a fish biologist for Mt. Hood National Forest give a presentation earlier this year, he mentioned how roads have caused quite a bit of damage to fisheries due to erosions, he was in the preliminary planning for the Fish Creek proposed logging (thinning) plan that they’ve been working on, which he did mention would be beneficial for fire reduction strategy.
He was planning on sending a couple of interns up some of the tributaries of Fish Creek with GPS’s as the maps are not that accurate, according to him.
He also said the geography in the Fish Creek area and other parts of the forest make it really hard to build solid roads that will hold and not become land slides.

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Re: Memaloose Lake

Post by RobFromRedland » October 10th, 2020, 5:42 pm

Greendrake wrote:
October 10th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Here’s a link to a map showing the soil burn severity of Riverside Fire https://twitter.com/mthoodnf/status/131 ... 22433?s=21

I heard a fish biologist for Mt. Hood National Forest give a presentation earlier this year, he mentioned how roads have caused quite a bit of damage to fisheries due to erosions, he was in the preliminary planning for the Fish Creek proposed logging (thinning) plan that they’ve been working on, which he did mention would be beneficial for fire reduction strategy.
He was planning on sending a couple of interns up some of the tributaries of Fish Creek with GPS’s as the maps are not that accurate, according to him.
He also said the geography in the Fish Creek area and other parts of the forest make it really hard to build solid roads that will hold and not become land slides.
That was why they closed most of them after the '96 floods - I wonder if they are going to reopen some of them and do some salvage logging? And then hopefully replant? Fish creek got hit REALLY hard in the fire with most of it with high intensity burns - the aerial shots I've seen are going to be a moonscape (stand replacing) - there appears to be very little left of the forest to salvage unfortunately.
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Re: Memaloose Lake

Post by justpeachy » October 11th, 2020, 6:47 am

Wow, they were planning to do thinning up Fish Creek? They decommissioned the entire road network up there after the 1996 floods so I wonder how they were planning to accomplish that. Rebuild the roads?

I heard that hiking up the old decommissioned Fish Creek Road was getting pretty challenging because of the brush. Now brush won't be the problem but hundreds of burned fallen snags.

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