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rockslide @ twin bridges

Dec. 7, 2014, 1:17 p.m.
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Any deets? I hear the river is blocked.

What blew out?

Dec. 7, 2014, 1:51 p.m.
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Was just there, the landslide is right at the junction of Hyanis Trail and Fishermans, a big section of the west wall of the canyon came down. The river is up to the base of the bridge at Twin Bridges, the cable car is underwater and the cable is just at water level. There is still water flowing through the slide, but if there is heavy rain, I would expect Twin Bridges and parts of Fishermans to be underwater.

There were a few trucks driving down towards Twin Bridges from the Demo Forest, I think they might close off access pretty soon if the water is still rising.

I hope something can happen quickly to get the water moving a bit more, it would suck to lose Fishermans.

Dec. 7, 2014, 2:10 p.m.
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photo of water level at twin bridges (on cbc news):

heli photo (ctv news)

:canada: :czech:

Dec. 7, 2014, 2:33 p.m.
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They're keeping a close eye on water levels, and wouldn't let us cross the bridge a few hours ago. Not sure how to open that slide area… sending someone/something down there may be dangerous. a lot more rain on the way as well.

Dec. 7, 2014, 3:44 p.m.
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Ah….so I guess that's why two 'copters were flying around at low level when we were walking along Highanus earlier.

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Dec. 7, 2014, 3:47 p.m.
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Lol highanus . . .

I see what you did there

Dec. 8, 2014, 5:13 p.m.
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I'm curious how that's gonna turn out. Pretty tough blockage to clear and even if it could be done, it would release a flash flood. Should be interesting for the next few days of heavy rain.

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Dec. 8, 2014, 6:03 p.m.
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Yeah lets hope those rocks hold their positions or flash flood it is. I suppose, if Fisheries allows it, the river could be shut off completely for short periods of time at the Seymour Dam to allow some blasting next summer.

The swimming hole at Twin Bridges is pretty awesome now, on the other hand!

Dec. 8, 2014, 7:01 p.m.
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I was there yesterday riding.
Biggest problem is going to be tree debris from the slide and the previously land locked dead wood will all be trying to get over the the rapids created by the fall. The water level will rise well above the bridges level because of choked up debris.
The dam is already ay capacity letting minimal water out right now. With the the storms we have coming they will have to open the dam possibly ruining twin bridge.
Ive spent a lot of time on rivers in flood this is best guess…

Dec. 8, 2014, 7:15 p.m.
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Nature is as Nature does. This will be a great new swimming hole, you will be able to dive off the bridge and swim out to the stairs

Dec. 8, 2014, 7:33 p.m.
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Nature is as Nature does. This will be a great new swimming hole, you will be able to dive off the bridge and swim out to the stairs

"I dove off the bridge into the Seymour and swam to shore."

That'll be a good one to tell the grandkids.

Dec. 8, 2014, 7:35 p.m.
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Should let us blasters in there to break it up a bit

Dec. 8, 2014, 8:35 p.m.
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lancaster dambuster ftw . . .

approach flight path might be a bit dicey though .

Dec. 8, 2014, 9:44 p.m.
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Should let us blasters in there to break it up a bit

:D

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Dec. 8, 2014, 9:52 p.m.
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lancaster dambuster ftw . . .

approach flight path might be a bit dicey though .

Did you see this? It has been on TV a couple of times.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDZSj99kz04

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