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Shuswap landslide damages water infrastructure, impacts 500 people

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July 04, 2020 - 11:38 AM

A landslide in the Bass Creek area of Seymour Arm has impacted a water system for 500 people.

On Thursday, July 2, it damaged a water system in the 1200 Forest Service Road, according to a Columbia Shuswap Regional District news release.

No one was injured in the incident. 

"The debris flow wiped out the water diversion structure on Bass Creek that supplies water to 205 connections on the system, affecting approximately 500 people in Seymour Arm,"  according to the news release. "The recent rainfall contributed to the slide, which saw water and debris damaging an existing channel and carving out a new path."

The CSRD is asking the public to stay away from the area at this time as water is still flowing and the ground may be unstable. The Shuswap Emergency Program is working with Emergency Management BC on getting a safety assessment of the channel before work can begin on re-establishing the water system.

Interior Health is communicating with the owners of the private water system to determine a plan to ensure a safe supply of water to those affected by the damage and Canoe Forest Products is working to repair the road.

 


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