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  1.  Jordan River.   14 January 2015, Wednesday.   Jordan River,
         Jan 14, 2015
  Jordan River  
  2.  Equinox celebration.   22 March 2018, Thursday.   Jordan River,
         Mar 22, 2018
  Jordan River  
  3.  Druids on the beach.   22 June 2020, Monday.   Jordan River,
         Jun 22, 2020
  Jordan River  
  4.  Petrel beach.   16 September 2020, Wednesday.   Jordan River,
         Sep 16, 2020
  Jordan River  
  5.  Autumnal Equinox.   22 September 2020, Tuesday.   Jordan River, BC
         Sep 22, 2020
  BC, Jordan River  
 
 
 
1. Jordan River
14 January 2015.   Jordan River 
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1. Jordan River
14 January 2015.  Jordan River.
 
 
 
 

The barely-there community of Jordan River made the news recently when the regional district decided to close the community's campgrounds. Turns out, visitors to this campground are at risk of drowning should a powerful earthquake strike. (In fact, much of the community is at risk). But it isn’t a tsunami that the government is concerned about, though there is certainly a risk of that. The government is concerned about an old hydroelectric dam upstream on the Jordan River. This dam, one of two on the river, needs a retrofit if it is to survive a big temblor but no retrofit is planned. Therefore, the government decided that no one should camp downstream of the dam.

I was curious about the dam, so I traveled to check it out. It's about 10km to the top which  takes about 2.5 hours. The first shot is, of course, the road to the dams. The second and third shots are of Elliott Reservoir, which is held back by the hydroelectric dam. The fourth shot is of the Diversion Reservoir which is held back by the higher-altitude earthen dam. As shown in the last shot, there is a lot of clear cutting in this area of the island.

 
 
 
 
Jordan river watershed
     
 
 
 
Jordan river watershed
     
 
 
 
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Jordan River watershed
     
 
 
 
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Jordan River dam
     
 
 
 
Jordan River dam
     
 
 
 
Jordan River dam
     
 
 
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Jordan River watershed
     
 
 
 
Jordan River watershed
     
 
 
2. Equinox celebration
22 March 2018.   Jordan River 
2. Equinox celebration
22 March 2018.  Jordan River.
 
 
 
 

We gathered Tuesday evening to celebrate the equinox. We do this twice a year, always at the same location, where the Jordan River empties into the Pacific.

 
 
 
 
Vernal (Spring) equinox, Jordan River
     
 
 
 
Vernal (Spring) equinox, Jordan River
     
 
 
 
Vernal (Spring) equinox, Jordan River
     
 
 
3. Druids on the beach
22 June 2020.   Jordan River 
3. Druids on the beach
22 June 2020.  Jordan River.
 
 
 
 
Summer solstice celebration at Jordan River
     
 
 
 
Summer solstice celebration at Jordan River
     
 
 
 
Summer solstice celebration at Jordan River
     
 
 

 
 
 
4. Petrel beach
16 September 2020.   Jordan River 
4. Petrel beach
16 September 2020.  Jordan River.
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 

 
 
 
5. Autumnal Equinox
22 September 2020.   Jordan River  BC.
5. Autumnal Equinox
22 September 2020.  Jordan River, BC.
 
 
 
 
The beach at Jordan River
     
A smaller-than-usual group gathered at the usual place to watch the sunset on the equinox.
 
 
 
The beach at Jordan River
     
A smaller-than-usual group gathered at the usual place to watch the sunset on the equinox.
 
 
 
The beach at Jordan River
     
A smaller-than-usual group gathered at the usual place to watch the sunset on the equinox.