Kaslo Landslide - Evacuation Order Area Reduced

Nelson, BC

For Immediate Release

Kaslo Landslide - Evacuation Order Area Reduced

The evacuation order area for the Kaslo landslide has been reduced after a site inspection and consultation with geotechnical experts.

The properties that remain under evacuation order are:
1450 Zwicky Rd
1447 Zwicky Rd
1443 Zwicky Rd
1325 Victoria Ave
502 Charles St
424 Charles St

Click here for affect area map. [PDF - 263 KB]

Residents that have been removed from the evacuation order area will remain on evacuation alert and should remain vigilant and be prepared to evacuate if necessary.

The evacuation order and alert will remain in place for at least the next week while geotechnical engineers conduct further monitoring and assessment of the slide.

During the site assessment of the landslide today it was observed that the volume of the slide is estimated to be 10,000 to 20,000 cubic metres, 100m long and 75m wide. The toe of the slide is approximately 300m above the nearest houses on Zwicky Road, and a small volume of muddy water is flowing down to the area above the houses. A small amount of slide movement was noted by geotechnical experts today and other signs of continuing instability were observed.

This slide is part of a larger dormant ancient landslide feature and occurred following a winter with an unusually high valley bottom snowpack. This snowpack has melted over the past weeks and the area has received a large amount of rainfall which contributed to the slide.

The RDCK will keep the public updated as more information becomes available.

Residents can contact the Emergency Operations Centre Reception for more information at1-866-522-7701 or 250-352-7701, as well as the Provincial Emergency Coordinator Centre at 1-800-663-3456.

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For further information, please visit:

Emergency Management info:http://www.rdck.ca/EN/main/services/emergency-management.html

Information on a 72 hour Grab & Go Emergency kit: http://www.rdck.ca/assets/Services/Emergency~Management/Documents/Individual%20Preparedness%202016.pdf

RDCK Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/rdcentralkootenay/

Contact:
EOC Information Officer
250-505-3853

 

The content on this page was last updated April 20 2017 at 1:10 PM