Dungeness River Off-Channel Reservoir Project

Our latest project is creating a 5-7 minute PSA for the new proposed Dungeness River off-channel reservoir project that will be built near Sequim, WA if funded.

The Dungeness River is actually two rivers depending on the season. During the winter months the river is classified as a ‘wild’ river because of its uncontrolled downstream flooding, due to being the second steepest river in the US, dropping 7300 feet in the first third of its 32 mile length.

But during the late summer the river becomes emancipated due to low snow pack in recent years creating problems for both the salmon and irrigators who are dependent on reliable water from the river.

Clallam County, in conjunction with the City of Sequim, Washington Water Trust, the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe, the Clallam Conservation District, and the Dungeness Water Users Association has hired Spirit Vision Films to highlight the critical condition of the 4 endangered and threatened salmon and steelhead species of the Dungeness, along with the agriculture industry of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley that is dependent on irrigation water from the river, especially in late summer when the flow drops precariously low due to recent climate change. This project will benefit both and more.

With a land transfer by the DNR, the 320 acres would become one of Clallam County’s largest parks as well as incorporating the 88 acre reservoir within to create walking, hiking and equestrian trails, birding and access to the river. A great resource for the city of Sequim’s residents and the folks who live in Clallam county.

The video will include interviews with the stakeholders, drone footage of the 320 acre site, the benefits of the reservoir, an animation of the twice yearly fill and drain cycles of the reservoir and other pertinent issues facing both the storm water run-off issues in the winter and the lack of water in the Dungeness in the late summer.

Stay tuned! Here are some static shots of the work in progress.

 

 

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Bucklin Hill Bridge Project

You would suppose that a videographer’s work load would slow down as he approached the winter months? Not so with this videographer.

November, December, and January have been some of the busiest months I have experienced with Spirit Vision Films.

I was approached by Kitsap County Public Works in Port Orchard, WA to take video clips from two GoPro Hero cameras, video clips from a ribbon cutting ceremony, several drone flights, still images, and others, editing them all into a video highlighting Kitsap County’s largest public works construction project to date …. the Bucklin Hill Bridge project.

Over the course of 13 months the bridge project closed Buckling Hill road, which carried over 20,000 cars a day in the heart of Silverdale, WA. This video highlights the challenges, the pre-construction plans, construction, and final ribbon cutting ceremony opening the new 240 foot, multi-span bridge.

My hat is off to the Kitsap County team that built the new bridge! Check out their new bridge.