seems to be a rather low angle of repose
The doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power, and oppression, is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind.
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That boat was lucky, sheesh.
"I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible that you may be mistaken." (stolen from TomF )
It's very low angle. The ground wouldn't have been frozen there would it?
I've been studying some prehistoric examples near our place.
That was just a small secondary flow of debris washing into the Lake. Here's a link to pics of the big slide: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...s.html?cmp=rss
Not too far from Nelson where I live. 2 dead 2 still missing. Very sad.
I think that's it for this year. We are getting into hot, dry summer conditions now. It will be interesting to see what happens over the coming winter though. That's a pretty steep slope.
There has been a community at Johnsons Landing since the late 1890's I believe. It was serviced by paddle wheelers back then, hence the name. I don't think there was ever a similar event there like this in all that time.
But these kinds of slides are not at all uncommon in these parts. One almost washed out an old railroad trestle just a few kilometers south of Nelson awhile back. A couple of years ago a guy I know was killed in a washout. He went up a creek on his property to see what was blocking his waterline and ran out of luck.