Enderby Slide May Have Been Human Caused

By KISS News Staff
November 19, 2015 - 11:24am

Government officials now believe a major flood and slide last year near Enderby was human caused

Dale Lake spilled its banks in May 2014, causing logs and mud to roar down Cooke Creek.

The debris flow took out a bridge, power lines, and destroyed about 100 metres of Mabel Lake Road.

The Kingfisher Interpretive Centre also sustained major damage.

A Ministry of Forests investigation suggests someone may have tampered with the culverts at Dale Lake, causing the slide.

The motive may have been to keep the lake higher for fishing or boating.

The ministry is asking anyone with information to come forward. 

A person found guilty of causing environmental damage as a result of tampering with culverts on Crown land could face fines between $575 and $100,000

"Anyone with any information can submit a report by contacting the Natural Resource Violation reporting line at 1 844 NRO-TIPS (1 844 676-8477), or online Reports can be anonymous," says Patrick Tobin, Compliance and Enforcement Branch Manager with the Ministry of Forest and Natural Resource Operations.

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