The Cariboo Regional District Board and City of Williams Lake recently released the LiDAR Slope Stability Study that was completed in June 2022.
Our region is home to a number of historical landslide areas. These are typically slow-moving slides, which move progressively over a period of months or years. While this shifting land movement generally does not pose immediate risk or danger to life, it can cause significant damage to buildings, roads and other infrastructure.
To complete this analysis, geotechnical engineers used LiDAR technology, which provides extremely accurate pictures of the Earth’s surface without any trees, plants or other vegetation. This technology allowed engineers to identify areas that have experienced appreciable land movement.
The study is not predictive, meaning that it cannot predict how much the slides will move in the future. Rather, it provides a “snapshot in time” for the movement between the three-year period.
Those who are interested in reading the study, fact sheets or updates can review all documents at cariboord.ca/naturalhazards or williamslake.ca/942/natural-hazards. If you own property in or near one of the “slopes where the stability may be questionable” identified in the study, or if you are considering purchasing property in one of those areas, it is important that you educate yourself on the risks and on the methods to mitigate and avoid intensifying the issue.
Cariboo Regional District residents that have further questions can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-392-3351 or 1-800-665-1636 and ask to speak to someone regarding the slope stability study.
Residents in the City of Williams Lake can email email@example.com or call 250-392-2311.
Please keep in mind, questions regarding movement or potential movement on your property can only be answered by a qualified professional.
Cariboo Regional District
City of Williams Lake
Greg Sabatino, Events & Marketing Coordinator
City Hall: 250.392.2311