A portion of the Vedder Rotary Loop Trail in June, 2020 that washed away in recent high water. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

VIDEO: Trees fall into Vedder River as loop trail damaged by erosion

High stream flows directed at river bank caused section of Vedder Rotary loop trail to erode

High water has caused a section of the Vedder Rotary loop trail to be washed away.

Large trees were seen falling into the Vedder River on Tuesday at the spot where the river current has been eroding the trail, in the Vedder River Campground.

“This is a dynamic section of river where flow patterns can change and lead to erosion along the bank,” City spokesperson Liana Wiebe said in a statement.

“We are experiencing high flows this year and this has accelerated erosion in that location.”

City crews on-site Thursday placing rock to reinforce the river bank and stop the erosion.

“Once complete, we will reinstate the trail.”

READ MORE: Loop trail completed in November 2019

READ MORE: Grand opening of the Vedder Rotary loop trail


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Trees falling into the Vedder River on June 2, 2020 near the Vedder Rotary Loop Trail, some of which was washed away in recent high water. (Video still)

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