Bank withdrawal

Riverside Campground losing ten sites due to sloughing bank

Kimberley’s Riverside Campground is losing some prime real estate — but not by choice.

Kimberley City Council received a geotechnical report on bank erosion at the campground this week.

Coun. Albert Hoglund said that during the heavy rains and high water last June, the St. Mary River rose so high that the bank at the campground sloughed down. An engineering study has determined that ten campsites will have to be closed due to the instability of the bank.

“The sites they are losing are probably the most popular with beautiful views of the valley,” Hoglund said. “Unfortunately, with Mother Nature, there’s not much you can do.”

The campsite will replace the ten sites at some point, Hoglund said.