Special Note: Please avoid the slide area. It remains dangerous, unstable and risky. Please be mindful that if you visit this site
you are in many cases trespassing and placing yourself, and those with you, in danger. Again, please. Don’t go to the slide area and place yourself in danger.
Operation command update for today: Area becoming drier. Three teams were on the ground (multiple people within each deployed team). Several air transports for 1) Verizon/contractor techs to install microwave wireless boosters, 2) USGS install of cameras (which will be active after the microwave is fully up) and to evaluate upper face of landslide and have real-time visual access to the slide area, 3) Several UAV flights to photograph the upper portion of the slide/ridge for the purpose of mapping the upper portion of the slide area. The bottom portion of the slide was photographed for mapping on Monday, May 26.
Operation & Monitoring plan for tomorrow: Minor repair to weather station. Install water gauge at bottom of slide. Air transport will allow Verizon to continue microwave install. Air recon flights and ground recon on snow pack and ATV access into area.
Media Plan/Expectations: Our goal remains to provide a daily update/summary on operations, etc. for this incident. However, the PIO functions will be cut back over the weekend. Please email direct questions. Thank you.