Rainfall knocked down fences at the South Bison Range in various locations as water overflowed the stream banks and roadside ditches on both sides of the Trace.
Note the row of about 10 hay rolls floating in at least 6’ of water. They stopped there so “neatly” because the fence is under the water holding on to them! Originally the hay rolls were “neatly” lined up between the two pastures. The flooding water carried them across the field and over and through the fences as shown in these other photos.
We still have not been able to fix all of the northern fence where the bison are currently staying. Because the hay rolls lying on top of the fence line, we could only patched that opening with corral panels for now to keep the bison in.
That large black fence along the creek is supposed to be across the creek, not lying next to it! Lots of work to do there.
Across the road, the Wednesday storm on July 6, also hit the Homeplace 1850s Farm causing extensive flood damage there.
All our animals are safe at both places.
Wildlife and Range Technician