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City of Williams Lake to participate in Hodgson Road Monitoring Program

The City of Williams Lake will be taking some proactive measures by participating in the Hodgson Road Monitoring Program.

Mayor Walt Cobb says finding solutions is the biggest thing.

“We know there’s an issue, it’s been going on for a long time.”

“It was a slide area and of course that’s why the college was shut down there, so we have to do what we can do or try to make sure those kinds of things don’t happen again.”

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Cobb says it’s a water issue more than anything.

“If you look at the road coming down Highway 20 by the golf course there, there’s the bumps in the road. You go up by Dog Creek Rd. and there’s the City portion of the road, where there are the waves in the road.”

“There are some water issues; the water is running in the ditches.”

“The water table apparently is high.”

Cobb says he believes that the City has fully identified that a water main is not broken, although he admits more testing still has to be done.

A 2014 report by Golder Associates had confirmed that the “Hodgson Road” slide is linked to changes in the groundwater regime and had found evidence of movement extending uphill to include parts of Dog Creek Rd.

The City will be contributing $5,000 for Fortis BC to conduct an initial survey and installation of monitoring points in the Hodgson and Dog Creek Rd. area, with further information expected to be found out in the next 30 to 60 days.

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