Wednesday, October 29, 2008

More details on BC incipient rock slide

This gives more details, plus a very cute video. I mean, really, these guys were cutting out the toe of the slope! This thing is still moving, and it's a guess how long it can move before going for a ride! I'm quite amazed it has stayed up. A good earthquake and WHOOSH!

They'll try to put back the toe they chopped out, and then start carving it out from the top. That's a heck of a lot of rock!

2 comments:

Mona Albano said...

It's a strategy. Instead of saying that they have to move 2 million tonnes of rock to widen the highway, they chip out the toe, watch it slide into Lake Okanagan, and let the government pay them for restoring the highway. Their shareholders applaud like mad.

Harold Asmis said...

Nothing like being cheap!