Slides impact Cosens Bay area

Slides impact Cosens Bay area

Since the weekend, there have been two or three slides on the northeast end of Cosens Bay

Mudslides are causing significant challenges in a small community.

Since the weekend, there have been two or three slides on the northeast end of Cosens Bay, which is south of Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. About five residences have been impacted.

“Some have sloughing next to them but there has been very little damage,” said Alastair Crick, with the Regional District of North Okanagan.

“Most of the damage is done to roads and foot paths.”

There was no one in the structures at the time.

The slides are likely a result of excessive ground water eroding soil, with some culverts becoming blocked.

Crick surveyed the area with a geologist Thursday.

“We’re looking at whether there is a risk to life and property and then we can make some decisions,” he said.

Depending on the geology results, one option could be to restrict access to the slide area.

“It has a lot of potential if it continues to rain and there’s soil erosion,” said Crick.

 

Slides impact Cosens Bay area

Slides impact Cosens Bay area

Be Among The First To Know

Sign up for a free account today, and receive top headlines in your inbox Monday to Saturday.

Sign Up with google Sign Up with facebook

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Reset your password

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

A link has been emailed to you - check your inbox.



Don't have an account? Click here to sign up
Pop-up banner image