This week, we've been talking a lot about the eastern end of the Drumheller Valley being flooded by the Red Deer and Rosebud Rivers. However, folks on the west end of town have also been dealing with high water on Kneehills Creek.
"It's hard for me to believe what's happened here," stated Ed Peake, who lives beside the Dunphy Road, just off Highway 575 west of Kirkpatrick. "We've seen it high here and running over the road before, but the creek is at least two feet higher than I've seen it before."
"I suspected we might have a problem several days ago with flowback from our septic tank," admitted Peake, who has lived at Dunphy for 13 years. "The county (Kneehill) were here within an hour and gave us a hand to unload (sandbags) and get them stacked around, a few neighbours showed up and we were ship shape in jig time."
Peake's wasn't the only home in the Dunphy area to be threatened by flood waters, although he thinks most were spared any damage.
"The one neighbour up the creek from us had a levee already built, about three and a half feet high or so," he told 99.5 Drum FM. "There's been an army of people there and the county has brought sandbags, and it looks as though they've managed to save the day."