Tuesday, March 29, 2016
For Immediate Release
Williams Lake, B.C. – The City of Williams Lake and the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) released three reports from engineering firms regarding land slippage in the Hodgson Road area. The local governments have contracted a geotechnical engineering firm to undertake an independent analysis of the reports and provide further recommendations.
The land slippage in the Hodgson Road area is in a small portion of Williams Lake and the CRD and is a naturally occurring event that has existed for many years, but has been largely dormant until the past few years. With recent movement increasing, a monitoring program was initiated in 2015 to help determine the extent and rate at which movement is occurring.
“We have distributed the three reports to affected property owners within the slide area” states CRD Chair Al Richmond. “Now we’re awaiting the geotechnical assessment of the reports in order to assess what if any additional actions may be taken.”
“The City of Williams Lake has also sent out notices to the affected properties as required,” states Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb. “We hope the review will give us some options on how to proceed.”
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