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Pemberton Area Evacuation Alert

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Posted on Saturday, August 07, 2010

August 6, 2010 - IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Evacuation Alert Issued for Lillooet River Valley Floodplain
- Mt Meager Landslide

Exclamation MarkPEMBERTON, BC - The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District ["SLRD"], the Village of Pemberton and Lil'wat Nation issued an Evacuation Alert today, Friday, August 6, 2010 at 1730 hours for the Lillooet River Valley Floodplain. The Evacuation Alert is in effect for the following areas:

The Lillooet River valley floodplain downstream of the confluence of Meager Creek and the Lillooet River to Lillooet Lake, including land within the Village of Pemberton and Mount Currie IR1, 2, 3, 8, 10 and the lower levels of IR 6.  Refer to the Map attached for Specific Evacuation Alert Area

At approximately 0530 hrs on Friday, August 6, 2010, a large rock and debris landslide occurred from Mt. Meager through Capricorn Creek, flowing into and damming Meager Creek and partially blocking the Lillooet River.

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Visit the Squamish Lillooet Regional District website.