Residents are assessing the damage after a wave swept through parts of Cherryville.
On Sunday at about 3 p.m., residents noticed problems on Cherry Creek by the community hall.
“There was an ice jam somewhere that broke loose. It led to a wave and it brought down debris,” said Hank Cameron, director for the area.
It’s possible that the incident occurred near the north and south forks of the creek.
“It has happened before but talking to longtime people here, this was a big one,” said Cameron.
Fields were swamped by the creek and there are reports of possible damage to pump houses and wells.
Cameron says the ice jam and flood Sunday have reignited concerns about the integrity of Cherry Creek and activities such as logging.
“We have to be careful with what we’re doing in the watershed,” he said.
“Similar incidents to what happened could occur if there was a blockage of the creek through other means.”