Important land recess in Vauvert

grande-portion-terre-decrochee-pointeA major setback occurred field at the tip Langevin, in Vauvert, worried the mayor of Dolbeau-Mistassini, Richard Hebert.

“Is it going to be like for the island Boulianne and this point will be to chew quietly disappear?”, If he asks.

These are photos taken at the scene that raise this concern to the magistrate. On site, it is easy to see that a large area of ​​land was mined and found itself at the confluence of the Péribonka and Little Péribonka rivers. This is an area where there is more ice. A large slab of earth was taken down at the end of the tip. On the field, there is a cottage.

In its wake, the river seems to have dug a long break of several hundred meters to the beach. A clean cut is visible. The widened gap is about three meters.

A firm hired by Rio Tinto Aluminium was on hand Thursday to assess the damage and find solutions to stabilize the sector where there are many cottages and houses.

Importance of dialogue

This shows Mayor Richard Hebert it is important that elected officials remain vigilant concerning RTA with the management of Lake Saint-Jean. “We have discussions with them, but we would have greater listening. Despite the interventions they make, the problems of erosion continues, “he raises.

A committee comprising elected representatives, residents and the Mashteuiatsh community calling for change in the management approach. He does not accept the status quo and demand BAPE hearings. The committee proposes a different management approach that would involve lowering the maximum level of Piekuagami.

A known problem of RTA

The landslide occurred at the Langevin peak is caused by a movement of a canal in the area of ​​the river Little Péribonka, which occurs when the Lac Saint-Jean is there, does one indicated Rio Tinto Aluminium in (RTA).

The problem in this sector is not new and has been known for several years. An FSA team was sent on Thursday premises. Residents concerned were also met, and a letter was sent to the City of Dolbeau-Mistassini, says the spokesman of RTA, Xuan-Lan Vu.

“There is no beach in this area, it is called a bank. This is an area that is part of the Shoreline Stabilization Program, where you can make riprap or riprap, but it can not be sand reload, “said she said. Riprap is also located near the area where the land detachment occurred. The company continues to monitor the situation and hope to be able to correct this year.

“For sure we will try to respond as soon as possible, we want to do this year, but must obtain a certificate of authorization,” she said.

Myriam Gauthier

Two homes evacuated in La Baie
Two homes were evacuated as a precaution following a landslide about 30 feet by 60 feet occurred Thursday in the early evening, in La Baie. The landslide occurred in the back yard of 2972 ​​rue Édouard-Gobeil, in the Great Bay area.

A tree was knocked down and shed owners of the residence was damaged, said the chief of operations of the Saguenay Fire Department, Miguel Gagnon. He said the incident seemed minor after all. No one was injured.

Firefighters were called at 20:30 to secure the place. By late evening, it was decided to evacuate two houses for safety. The evaluation of the sector continues Friday.

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