Friday, May 27, 2016

Landslide stabilizing, response remains at level two

UPDATE: 2:00 p.m.

PLATEAU VALLEY, Colo- The initial surge of water from the West Salt Creek Landslide water release has passed.

The level of the pond at the top of the Landslide is stabilizing as water continues to flow down the land mass at a slower rate than initially observed this morning.

All GPS monitoring shows no movement of the landmass on the main slide area, which is exactly what we want to see.

Salt Creek Road otherwise known as 61 ½ Road will remain closed due to localized flooding.

Water levels on Plateau Creek through the town of Collbran remain below flood stage. The water remained within its banks throughout this incident.

A Flood Watch is in place until further notice.

Mesa County will remain at Response Level Two and will continue to monitor the situation over the weekend.

This shows the level of water in the pond.

May 27, 2016
West Salt Creek Landslide
For more information about Friday's event click here.
May 26, 2016
West Salt Creek Landslide