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I don't know if the river is connected to the lake but a whole mountain collapsed in the Chehalis lake today. I mean lterally a mountain! The lake rose up 10 ft. and ther are logs floating everywhere from the tidal wave it caused.Complete disaster! It was on the news!


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Heard on the news tonight that there was a 30ft. tidal wave that wiped across the lake from the slide to the river. They showed some helicopter footage and it looked like the Fraser with all those logs scattered in groups across the lake. Amazing. Anyone know how it happened? They say the rain but there wasn't rain yesterday.
 

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goinfishin said:
Weird that the tidal wave wouldn't force all that water down to the river.
Where else do you think it would go ??
The problem is all the trees that are now in the lake. If these are not removed they could block the outflow of the river at the end of the lake, this could be bad very for the river and the Chehalis band. here's a link to Globals report.
http://www.canada.com/globaltv/bc/index.html
click on the Tsunami in B.C. report
 

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This had little or no relationship to the storm. This was the side of a mountain coming down, similar to the Hope Slide. The debris that came down was rock, not a mud slide. Probably triggered by a small earthquake.
 

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Chuck Norris does a lot of things...

Chuck Norris once bet NASA he could survive re-entry without a spacesuit. On July 19th, 1999, a naked Chuck Norris re-entered the earth's atmosphere, streaking over 14 states and reaching a temperature of 3000 degrees. An embarrassed NASA publicly claimed it was a meteor, and still owes him a beer.
 

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no surprise here!!! Remember long discussions last year on subject of slides and the chehalis. This one was a rock slide.

lot more to come whole region is unstable.

wait till the next slide occurs in the canyon. All one has to do is look at the drunken trees (trees tilted on a creeping slope) and the cracks in the surface to see more slides are coming.
 

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Hey Geolog,,, I remember the info you gave us back when we were debating river diversion. Do you think seismic activity caused/triggered this?
 

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Thanks ogo,,,hmmmm,,,,,,wonder if there was even a single trigger event or maybe it was just time for that hill to go... :-\ :confused: Must have been some sight to see.
 

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Could have been one of many things. For example some runoff from the precipitation the day before could have gone into an open fault, then later that night with the clear skies frozen and further seperated the already unstable rock.
 
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