The perpetual slide in Summerland has been ongoing for more than 100 years. (Contributed)

The perpetual slide in Summerland has been ongoing for more than 100 years. (Contributed)

Movement continues at Summerland’s perpetual slide

Slide in Trout Creek area has been active for more than a century

The municipality of Summerland is continuing to monitor the perpetual slide area in the south of the community.

At the Feb. 8 council meeting, Summerland council received the latest updates and results about the slide. The perpetual slide area, along Trout Creek, has been sliding since 1914 and has been the subject of many studies.

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In January, 2018, the municipality began conducting a borehole investigation to determine subsurface conditions. The boreholes are now monitored regularly. This was recommended in the 2015 Golder Report to the municipality.

While there is evidence of slow slope movement at two of the test sites, no slope movement has been recorded at other sites.

Municipal staff are not recommending changes to the land-use measures from the Golder Report. However, planning measures should consider alternate routes for buried utilities that may be affected by the slide, Kris Johnson, director of works and utilities said in a report to council.

The report also said Summerland could implement a satellite-based change detection system to observe the slide behaviour.

Recommendations from the report will be brought back to Summerland council for direction.

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