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Landslide risk diminishes for Shuswap mobile home park, evacuation alert rescinded

A photo of Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park. Google Maps

Residents of Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park are able to rest a little easier as of Monday, now that the risk of a landslide has dropped off.

An evacuation alert issued on June 3, by the District of Sicamous due to the threat of a landslide in the Wiseman Creek area of the District of Sicamous, was rescinded on Monday.

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That means all residences No. 1 through No. 27 – 5 Highway 97A were given an “all clear.”

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In the summer of 2021, the Two Mile Road wildfire scorched the area, forcing around 1,000 people from their homes.

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An ensuing geotechnical engineering study determined that the slopes above the mobile home park are now unstable, with residents at risk of a debris flood and possibly a debris flow.

The report, which can be read on the CSRD website, said the post-wildfire debris-flow hazard at Wiseman Creek is very high.

 

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