Pond created by Collbran mudslide could overflow
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Collbran and Mesa County residents are preparing for possible evacuation in the event that weekend rain overflows the pond created by last year’s massive mudslide near Collbran.
The Daily Sentinel reported that Mesa County engineering manager and West Salt Creek landslide incident commander Pete Baier said residents were warned Wednesday, the same day the National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for the area.
Equipment is being set up to handle the possible overflow of pond water into the slide.
The flash flood watch is in effect until Monday.
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