COLLBRAN, Colorado — Nearly a year after a massive landslide killed three men in western Colorado, experts don't think a pond that formed near the top of the slide poses an immediate danger to residents.
The Daily Sentinel of Grand Junction (http://bit.ly/1PXPdzt ) reports that about 50 people from the Collbran area attended a community meeting on the slide Tuesday night.
US. Forest Service hydrologist Ben Stratton says the pond isn't likely to overflow any time soon. If it did, he says there is a lot of bumpy terrain and pond-like divots that would collect the water.
Jeff Coe, a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, said any debris sent downhill likely wouldn't reach the end of the current slide site.
The May 25 slide was a half-mile wide by 3 miles long.
Information from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com
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